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Nathan Chen Wins Olympic Gold Medal In Men’s Figure Skating Free Skate

Feb 9, 2022, 10:33 PM | Updated: Feb 10, 2022, 10:17 am

SALT LAKE CITY – Salt Lake City native Nathan Chen had another outstanding performance that earned him a gold medal in the Men’s Figure Skating Free Skate event.

Nathan Chen won the gold medal when he posted a total score of 332.60 in the Free Skate Final. He beat Yuma Kagiyama of Japan, who won silver with a score of 310.05. Japan’s Shoma Uno earned the bronze medal with a score of 293.00.

Chen is the first American to win the Men’s Single Figure Skating Olympic Gold since Evan Lysacek in 2010. He is also the seventh American to win gold in the event.

On Monday night, Chen shattered the men’s figure skating short program record with a 113.97.

Chen is from Salt Lake City, Utah but currently resides in Los Angeles, California. This is his second Winter Olympic Games after winning a medal in 2018.

The 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics

Just a year after Japan’s summer Olympics, the Games are back for a winter show in Beijing, China. The unusually short gap between Games is due to the ongoing Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Strict precautions and enforced virus prevention protocol are in place to help keep athletes, coaches and personnel safe. 

Beijing is the capital of China, with a population of more than 20 million people and the first city to host both a Summer and Winter Olympic games. It is one of the largest cities in the world and 15 hours ahead of Mountain Time. There are 13 different venues in and around Beijing that will be used for the Winter Olympics. A total of 109 events will be held in 15 different sports, and there will be a lot of Utah locals competing for medals. Keep up to date with them at our Olympic headquarters.

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