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Utah's Nathan Chen wanted to be a hockey goalie, but his mom gave him figure skates instead

Posted at 1:26 PM, Jan 27, 2022
and last updated 2022-01-27 15:26:28-05

Salt Lake City's Nathan Chen started skating when he was only three years old! He says he was watching his older brothers play hockey and dreamed of being a goalie.

His mom gave him figure skates instead, and as they say, the rest is history.

Chen won his first national figure skating title at just 10 years old.

And he won the Bronze Medal in the 2018 Olympics. Now he has his sights set on Gold in Beijing 2022.

Chen says he's proud to be a part of Team Toyota because they support him being his own individual person and style.

Toyota supports 29 U.S. Olympic and Paralympic athletes and 18 U.S. National Governing B Bodies and High Performance Management Organizations on their journeys to the Olympic and Paralympic Games in Beijing 2022 and beyond.