This was not the Olympics anyone expected for Nathan Chen. He struggled in the team event, only to fall to 17th place during the men's short program. It left everyone puzzled and searching for why he seemed to be unraveling. As Nathan himself said in a press conference after the short program, "I honestly have never been in this position before, so I don't really know exactly what to do."
Turns out Nathan knew exactly what to do. When he hit the ice for the free program on Feb. 16, he showed the world exactly why he is a revolutionary in the sport. With an aggressive number of quads in his program, he hit all five planned for his routine and then added in an extra one for good luck. In doing so, he became the first figure skater to land six quads at the Olympics (the previous record was three!). Nathan showed us again why he is the "quad king" and one of the greatest skaters competing right now. On his decision to attempt six quads, Nathan told NBC, "I already fell so many times - I might as well throw everything down and see what happens."