Nathan Chen Cements Legacy with Elusive Gold

    • He’s the seventh American man to win gold in figure skating — and the first since Evan Lysacek in 2010.
    • The “Quad King” has long-term endorsement deals with brands including Visa, Nike, Toyota, and Bridgestone.

On Thursday, Nathan Chen captured the only thing eluding him in an otherwise sparkling career.

Despite holding several world records and dominating World Championships since 2018, the 22-year-old American never won Olympic gold, most notably settling for bronze in the team event and fifth place in the singles in Pyeongchang.

In Beijing, Chen dominated his competition with a final combined score of 332.60 — 22 points better than Japanese silver medalist Yuma Kagiyama — cementing his place among the all-time greats and boosting his already strong marketability.

  • He’s the seventh American man to win gold in figure skating — and the first since Evan Lysacek (2010 in Vancouver).
  • Chen is a three-time world champion and has won six national titles.
  • He went 1,344 days from 2018-21 without losing a skating competition.
  • In 2018, he landed the first quadruple jump in Olympic history. 

Despite dwindling Olympic TV viewership — the Beijing Games are on track to be the lowest-rated Winter Games in history — Chen will continue to cash in as the face of the sport.

The “Quad King” has long-term endorsement deals with brands including Visa, Nike, Toyota, and Bridgestone, contributing to an estimated net worth of $2.5 million.

Chen is clearly unbeatable right now — and he’ll only be 26 at Italy’s 2026 Winter Games.