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Olympic figure skating star Nathan Chen to release ‘deeply personal’ memoir and children’s book

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  • Olympic gold medalist Nathan Chen, who became a global star after his record-setting performance at the 2022 Beijing Games, is set to release “One Jump at a Time: My Story” via Harper on Nov. 22 and an untitled picture book via HarperCollins Children's Books next year.
  • “One Jump at a Time,” which is co-written by Time magazine writer Alice Park, will cover how Chen entered the figure skating world at age three with the help and support of his family and his road to Olympic success many years later.
  • Chen's picture book follows "a young boy who learns to find the joy in sports no matter the outcome."

Olympic gold medalist Nathan Chen is set to release a memoir this year followed by a children’s book next year.

On Friday, the three-time world figure skating champion announced his upcoming memoir “One Jump at a Time: My Story” as well as his first picture book in an Instagram post

Utah honors native son Nathan Chen with his own day in honor of his figure skating achievements

  • Utah declared May 18 as Nathan Chen Day to honor the Chinese American Olympic gold medalist for his significant achievements in figure skating.
  • Chen, 23, was recognized by the Utah Sports Commision, Utah Governor Spencer Cox and other state legislators during a ceremony at Utah State Capitol’s chamber at 11 a.m. on May 18.
  • “I mean truthfully, I didn't really think I was going to be able to make it to where I made it,” the Salt Lake City native told FOX13. “For me and I'm absolutely certain that there's gonna be many other young athletes that will be able to achieve it so long as they have the inspiration with a passion I think that's the most important thing.”
  • Chen won gold at the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics in February, beating his long-time rival, Japan’s “Ice Prince” Yuzuru Hanyu, in what was considered the “Battle of the Sixes,” with both skaters having six national titles under their belts.
  • Earlier this week, the figure skater was revealed to be part of Time100’s Most Influential People of 2022, along with other celebrities such as Marvel star Simu Liu.

The state of Utah declared May 18 as Nathan Chen Day to honor the Chinese American Olympic gold medalist for his significant achievements in figure skating.

The Utah Sports Commision, Utah Governor Spencer Cox and other state legislators recognized Chen, 23, for his accomplishments after he won gold at the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics in February. The figure skater was celebrated in the chamber of the state’s Capitol at 11 a.m., where he received a declaration from Cox and a ceremony in his honor.

Simu Liu and Nathan Chen tease upcoming ‘Celebrity Family Feud’ showdown

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  • Simu Liu and Nathan Chen posted behind-the-scenes photos from a recently finished taping of “Celebrity Family Feud.”
  • Chen’s team comprised of his four siblings — a reunion of all five siblings for the first time in four years.
  • Liu’s team included friends from YouTube and his movie “Shang Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings.”
  • Most contestants shared fun photos from the taping on Instagram, with an air date for the episode yet to be announced.

Posting behind-the-scenes photos to Instagram earlier this week, “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings” star Simu Liu and Olympic figure skater Nathan Chen teased their upcoming face-off on “Celebrity Family Feud.”

Chen reunited with all four of his siblings for the first time in four years in order to compete on the Steve Harvey-hosted game show, but said the biggest highlight of the day was “meeting Simu Liu.” If you want to enlighten your day even more, you might want to check out blogs like Jimmy John Shark.

 

Nathan Chen’s secrets to championship success: stop thinking about the gold, do not bring smartphone

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  • Olympic figure skater Nathan Chen has revealed two choices he made that helped him win the gold medal at the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics.
  • Chen, 22, said he shifted his mentality from “I’m here to win” to focusing on being present, regardless of medal placement.
  • Chen also left his smartphone at home before going to the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics and instead brought his electric guitar to help him clear his mind.

Chinese American Olympic figure skater Nathan Chen has revealed two choices he made that helped him win a gold medal at the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics earlier this month.

Chen, 22, switched up how he approached competitions through his years of experience on the ice, including shifting his mentality to not focus on winning, he told CNBC Make It.

Nathan Chen places his gold medal around his mother’s neck in their first reunion since the Olympics

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  • On Tuesday, Olympic figure skater Nathan Chen made an appearance on “The Today Show,” where his mother, Hetty Wang, surprised him.
  • The two had not seen each other since the Olympics, and the mother and son duo embraced as Chen placed his gold medal around his mother’s neck.
  • The 22-year-old thanked his mother for the years of support that she had given him, and the two reminisced on their Olympics journey.
  • Chen won both a silver and gold medal at the Beijing Winter Olympics in figure skating.

Olympic figure skater Nathan Chen was surprised by his mother Hetty Wang during his appearance on Tuesday’s episode of NBC’s “Today” show, during which he thanked her for supporting him along his journey to becoming an Olympic champion.

Wang surprised Chen by walking on set with a tray of pizza, only to have Chen place his gold medal around her neck. According to Today, the two had not seen each other since the Olympics.

‘Made the country proud’: Elton John, Vera Wang, Donovan Mitchell congratulate Nathan Chen on Olympic gold

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  • British music icon Elton John, Utah Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell and legendary fashion designer Vera Wang all congratulated figure skater Nathan Chen, 22, on winning gold for the United States at the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics last week.
  • “Congratulations @nathanwchen for winning Gold skating to Rocket Man in the free skate finals in Beijing,” John wrote on Twitter.
  • “Just want to say congratulations on getting the medal, bro,” Mitchell, 25, said in a video message for Chen. “You’ve done your thing, man. Continuously made the whole country proud.”
  • “When you get the chance to dress an Olympian in a sport you so adore… it’s an honor and a privilege,” Wang, 72, wrote on Instagram.

American figure skater Nathan Chen has attracted attention from several big names in the sports and music industries after winning gold for the United States at the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics last week.

One of the icons who congratulated Chen, 22, was British music icon Elton John, whose song “Rocket Man” was used during the Utah native’s performance on the ice.

US-born Olympian Nathan Chen called a ‘traitor’ on Chinese social media

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  • Chinese social media users have branded Olympic gold medalist Nathan Chen a “traitor” for representing the United States at the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics.
  • On Weibo, users deemed the 22-year-old figure skating star as “too white” and “Americanized” while also accusing him of “insulting China” for his previous actions.
  • Chen’s critics pointed to his support for fellow athletes who have condemned the alleged human rights abuses in Xinjiang and his inability to speak fluent Mandarin.
  • Some critics have unfavorably compared Chen to 18-year-old freestyle skier Eileen Gu and 19-year-old figure skater Zhu Yi, two U.S. born athletes competing for Team China at the Winter Olympics.
  • Chen stated that his lack of access to local social media in China has helped him avoid being affected by his critics.

Social media users in China are blasting Chinese American figure skating star Nathan Chen, with many calling him a “traitor” for representing the United States at the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics. 

Chen drew heavy criticism on Chinese social media platform Weibo after winning his first Olympic gold medal in the individual figure skating program and helping the U.S. team secure the silver medal in the team figure skating competition last week, reported Yahoo Sports

Yuzuru Hanyu, Nathan Chen top Weibo’s search rankings following Olympics free skating faceoff

  • After an unsuccessful attempt to win his third consecutive gold medal at the Olympics, Yuzuru Hanyu has received an outpouring of praise and support from fans.
  • Hanyu has been a trending topic on Weibo following his free skate performance on Thursday, in which he attempted a quadruple axel, along with the hashtag #4a, a reference to the notorious jump that has featured heavily at this year’s events.
  • Fans have commended the 27-year-old “Ice Prince” from Japan for attempting to take on such a difficult challenge.
  • Meanwhile, U.S. athlete Nathan Chen, who recently earned a gold medal at Thursday’s free skate competition, has been receiving mostly criticism on Chinese social media while also trending on Weibo’s search ranking.
  • Many of the comments on Chen’s performance have been negative due to his interview comments in regards to China’s human rights issue and his Chinese American identity.

Following his gold medal-winning free skate performance on Thursday, Nathan Chen, as well as Japan’s two-time champion Yuzuru Hanyu, have both been trending search topics on Weibo. 

Chen finished the event in first place with a total score of 332.60, while Hanyu finished fourth with a total score of 283.21. 

Nathan Chen pays tribute to mother Hetty Wang, Olympian Michelle Kwan after historic gold win in Beijing

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  • Nathan Chen paid tribute to his mother, Hetty Wang, and two-time Olympic medalist Michelle Kwan after taking home a gold medal at the 2022 Beijing Olympics.
  • The 22-year-old figure skater from Salt Lake City broke the short program world record on Tuesday, becoming the first Asian American man to win the title.
  • Chen praised his mother for supporting him early in his career when they didn’t have a lot of money and tried to get him a coach.
  • Chen paid further tribute to his mother by remembering how she drove long hours from Salt Lake City to get him to practice with his current coach in California.
  • "Having athletes that look like you certainly gives you the hope that you can do the same,” Chen further said of Kwan.

Nathan Chen expressed his heartfelt appreciation for his mother, Hetty Wang, and gave a shout-out to two-time Olympic medalist Michelle Kwan after taking home a gold medal at the 2022 Beijing Olympics.

The 22-year-old figure skater from Salt Lake City broke the short program world record on Tuesday, becoming the first Asian American man to win the title.

Nathan Chen is first Asian American male figure skater to win Olympic gold after dominant performance

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  • American figure skater Nathan Chen, 22, has finally fulfilled his dream of winning an Olympic gold medal.
  • Chen placed first at the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics on Thursday, beating his rival, Japan’s “Ice Prince” and two-time defending gold medalist Yuzuru Hanyu.
  • The young athlete made history by becoming the first American to win a gold medal in an individual figure skating program since Evan Lysacek in the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics.
  • He is now the first Asian American male athlete to win an Olympic gold medal in figure skating.

Nathan Chen’s redemption arc has reached its climax as the American figure skater finally fulfilled his dream of winning an Olympic gold medal.

Chen, 22, finished the men’s singles event at the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics on Thursday with a score of 218.63 in the free skate and an overall score of 332.60. His scores on Wednesday bested those of his rival at the Olympics, Japan’s “Ice Prince” and two-time defending gold medalist Yuzuru Hanyu, according to ABC News.

Yuzuru Hanyu to attempt historic quad axel in upcoming faceoff with gold medal frontrunner Nathan Chen

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  • Japan’s Yuzuru Hanyu and Team USA’s Nathan Chen are preparing to face off with their long-awaited free skate routines during the long program competition tomorrow.
  • Hanyu fumbled his quadruple Salchow in the men’s short program, which he blamed on a hole in the ice. He is preparing to attempt a quadruple axel, the most challenging jump in figure skating, in the long program competition.
  • Hanyu is currently a trending topic on Weibo, with many Chinese fans sending their love and support for the figure skater.
  • Chen, on the other hand, is already in the top position and one step closer to a gold medal at the Winter Olympics.

Japanese “Ice Prince” Yuzuru Hanyu and the Olympic men’s short program winner Nathan Chen are preparing their routines for their most anticipated free skate event tomorrow. 

While 22-year-old Chen recently shattered Hanyu’s world record with a score of 113.97 in the men’s short program, Hanyu, 27, is gearing up for a quadruple axel attempt in the free skate program to make up for his slip-up in the short program. 

Team USA superstar Nathan Chen one step closer to Olympic gold after shattering Hanyu world record

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  • Chinese American figure skater Nathan Chen has set a world record with his score of 113.97 in the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics’ men’s figure skating short program.
  • The score places Chen in the top position to clinch a gold medal at the Winter Olympics.
  • Japan’s “Ice Prince,” Yuzuru Hanyu, who set the previous record with a score of 111.82 in 2020, landed in eighth place with 95.15.
  • Vincent Zhou of Team USA did not compete in the program due to his recent positive test result for COVID-19.

Chinese American figure skating star Nathan Chen is on track to win his first Olympic gold for Team USA after a world-record-setting routine in the men’s short program on Tuesday. 

On the first day of the competition, the 22-year-old athlete broke the record set by his main rival, Japan’s “Ice Prince,” Yuzuru Hanyu, with a score of 113.97, reported CNN.