There’s a lot happening in Pyeongchang on Day 6 of Olympic competitors. We’re breaking down the highlights so you will not miss the most effective elements. All occasions Japanese.
The lads will take the ice simply in time for prime time in North America at eight p.m. No, that isn’t a coincidence. The lads’s brief program has a variety of robust contenders this yr, however no matter you do, don’t miss U.S. phenom Nathan Chen . The 18-yr-previous is being touted as maybe the best athlete to don determine skates — ever. Hypothesis has swirled round him since he was 10, however that is his first Olympics.
What makes him so spectacular? It’s all concerning the quads, or quadruple jumps. Watch how the lads take off from one foot and make 4 full rotations earlier than touchdown. Chen has been touchdown 5 quads in his lengthy program this yr. For reference, the highest 4 males in 2014 every landed one. In 2010? Not one. That stated, he isn’t unbeatable. He has stumbled in competitors and isn’t famous for his inventive efficiency, which continues to be a key aspect in how determine skating is judged.
Watch how the racers jockey for place by means of tight turns and jumps to be the primary one to the underside. The motocross really feel has given the game a harmful popularity since crashes are widespread. U.S. racer Nick Baumgartner is competing on this occasion for the third consecutive…