Nathan Chen

Sports World Reacts to Nathan Chen's Gold Medal Win

Kristi Yamaguchi, Utah Jazz among those to show support for Team USA's star figure skater

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American figure skater Nathan Chen won the gold medal in men's free skate at the 2022 Beijing Olympics with a score of 332.60. Japan's Yuma Kagiyama and Shoma Uno won the silver and bronze medals, respectively.

Chen's victory was applauded by athletes and celebrities alike after coming back from his disappointing performance at the 2018 Olympics, where he placed fifth. Chen has dominated the figure skating world since then, and delivered in the most high-pressure moment Wednesday night.

Chen's gold medal was the second captured by Team USA in its best night so far in Beijing. Chloe Kim won her second gold in the women's snowboarding halfpipe.

Former Olympic champion figure skater Charlie White expressed his excitement for Chen's gold medal, among other former stars:

He wasn't the only skater to applaud Chen's achievement.

Chen, a fan of the Utah Jazz, also got a shoutout from his favorite team:

Olympic gold medal-winner Meryl Davis also chimed in with support.

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