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'HOLY QUADS': Olympic Figure Skaters Praise Chen’s Historic Performance

Chen performed a record six quad jumps

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    American medal hopeful Nathan Chen attempted six quad jumps and cleanly landed five in a historic Olympic performance in the free skate portion of the men’s figure skating competition Saturday morning at Gangneung Ice Arena.

    Needing a big score to climb back into the competition after a disappointing short program on Friday, Chen added a sixth quad jump to his free skate routine and received 215.08 points for a total score of 297.35. He ultimately finished in fifth place, while Japan's Yuzuru Hanyu won his second straight Olympic gold.

    After Chen pushed himself back into medal contention with the performance,  U.S. figure skaters past and present took to Twitter to congratulate the “Quad King.”