NAME: Nathan Chen
HOMETOWN: Salt Lake City, Utah
How do you introduce yourself?
What inspires you?
The Olympic dream, and the ability of athletes.
What challenges you?
Skating in itself is a difficult sport, and the amazing athletes within the sport are very challenging. Balancing time between skating and school is a challenge as well.
Tell us about the biggest risk you ever took.
Attempting multiple quads in a program.
What are you reading/watching/listening to these days?
Netflix ("Chef's Table," "Arrested Development") music from Kygo, Chainsmokers, and Kendrick.
If you weren't doing what you're doing now, what job would you want to have?
I would love to be working in a hospital, or in a completely different realm, working with or exploring the lives of animals.
What's your motto?
Never give up.
I celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month because...
...I am proud to be a first generation Chinese-American in the sport of figure skating. I celebrate my hard working parents and all the opportunities they gave me.