Video player loading...
The gravity-defying physics of figure skater Nathan Chen
The gravity-defying physics of figure skater Nathan Chen
The gravity-defying physics of figure skater Nathan Chen

The gravity-defying physics of figure skater Nathan Chen - Quartz

Videos: 561
Subscriber: 111,601
Views: 31,851,988
If this video violated? Please submit request complaints or delete it right now..
Submit request or Delete this video

Quartz is a digitally native news outlet for the new global economy.

Video description
This video has been updated in a later version to reflect the controversy surrounding the quads in Nathan Chen’s 2018 Pyeongchang Olympic routine. The newer video is linked in the cres, or can be found here:

17-year-old Nathan Chen is on the verge of becoming the world figure skating champion. We break down the gravity-defying physics behind his record-breaking moves.

Read more about the science behind Nathan Chen's routine:

Nathan Chen is on the verge of becoming the best figure skater alive. But the stresses on the 17-year-old American aren't just psychological. Chen is known for doing more quadruple jumps in a single program than any other figure skater in the world. But the moves are incredibly taxing on the human body. These are the physics behind figure skating's most difficult jump.



Check out the rest of our videos:

Quartz is a digitally native news outlet dedicated to telling stories at the intersection of the important and the interesting. Visit us at to read more.
Worst of Figure Skating Couple Falls

Music: Syn Cole - Feel Good [NCS Release] Download this track for FREE: Support on iTunes: --- Listen on Spotify: Listen on SoundCloud: Connect with NCS: Snapchat: ncsmusic • • • • • • Syn Cole • • • • NCS YouTube Playlists NCS Trap NCS House NCS Dubstep NCS Drumstep NCS Hardstyle NCS Drum&Bass ALL NCS MUSIC PLAYLIST: NCS 24/7 Livestream | NCS music, all day everyday •

Alina Zagitova (OAR) - Gold Medal | Women's Free Skating | PyeongChang 2018

Alina Zagitova an Olympic Athlete from Russia delighted the crowd and judges with this routine to win the Women's Figure Skating Free Skate gold at the Winter Olympic Games 2018 in PyeongChang. See every Figure Skating performance from PyeongChang here: Subscribe to the official Olympic channel here: Visit the Olympic Channel, where the Games never end:

2018 Olympics: Nathan Chen Breaks Down His Record Breaking Free Skate Program | TIME

Nathan Chen walks us through his record-breaking free skate program that he will be competing at the 2018 Olympics in PyeongChang. Subscribe to TIME ►► Get closer to the world of entertainment and celebrity news as TIME gives you access and insight on the people who make what you watch, read and share. Money helps you learn how to spend and invest your money. Find advice and guidance you can count on from how to negotiate, how to save and everything in between. Find out more about the latest developments in science and technology as TIME’s access brings you to...

How Backflipping Black Figure Skater Surya Bonaly Changed Sports Forever

Surya Bonaly is the only female figure skater in history who can complete a very illegal and dangerous backflip — yet the black figure skater never won gold. Did race play a part in this? POPSUGAR Girls' Guide is your guide to living your '20s in style! We cover everything from DIY fashion and beauty, pop culture and comedy, recipes and food trends, celebrity news, and more. We also LOVE YouTubers and are lucky enough to have featured some of our favorites on PSGG, including Tyler Oakley, Ingrid Nilsen (Missglamorazzi), and many others. Subscribe to POPSUGAR Girls' Guide Find us on...

The Jump that Changed Figure Skating Forever | Olympics on the Record

The story of Ulrich Salchow, the Swedish figure skater who invented the Salchow jump and whose name jumped into the sport's DNA and changed the Olympic Games' competition forever. Find more about the story behind Record-breaking moments in "The Olympics on the Record" series: Subscribe to the official Olympic channel here:

Nancy Kerrigan (USA) - 1994 Lillehammer, Figure Skating, Ladies' Free Skate

Reposting this clip that was removed a year ago by the International Olympic Committee for copyright violation (these days, the IOC will file a copyright claim and allow clips to remain on YouTube, and just monetize them). Hamar, NORWAY - 1994 Winter Olympic Games, Figure Skating, Ladies' Figure Skating - Nancy Kerrigan of the United States skated to a medley of Neil Diamond songs in a skating dress that was made specifically for her by Vera Wang. With all those jewels and sequins, the dress was reported to be worth over $14,000US at the time.

The most controversial Olympic figure skating jump

This is an update of a previous Nathan Chen video. Olympic figure skating is a brutal sport, and the most difficult jump, popularized by young phenom Nathan Chen, has become extremely controversial. For many fans, the quadruple jump has come to represent the death of artistry and the rise of risky and sometimes dangerous athleticism within men's figure skating. In the 2018 Pyeongchang Olympic games, we can almost certainly expect to see a lot of falls and possibly injuries due to the difficulty of these jumps. SUBSCRIBE: FOLLOW QUARTZ: Facebook: Twitter: Check out the rest of our videos: Quartz is a digitally native news outlet...

Meet Nathan Chen, the Figure Skater Who Brought Athleticism to Artistry | NYT - Winter Olympics

Nathan Chen is 18 and the United States' best shot at an Olympic gold medal in figure skating. He has completed five quad jumps in a single routine. This is what they look like. Watch the full piece: More from The New York Times Video: Subscribe: Watch all of our videos here: Facebook: Twitter: ---------- Whether it's reporting on conflicts abroad and political divisions at home, or covering the latest style trends and scientific developments, New York Times video journalists provide a revealing and unforgettable view of the world. It's all the news that's fit to watch.

A voice actor is asked to speak like he's seen a lion. And the result is absolutely brilliant.

A client pushes him to his breaking point at 5:30... 😃 SUBSCRIBE ► "The Lion" is used with permission from Sam H. Buchanan. Learn more at and A seasoned voiceover artist is just trying to do his job as he reads his script out loud in his distinguished voice and accent. But a trio of demanding corporate clients listening in on the recording session have other ideas, offering criticism at nearly every line. When one of them offers a ludicrous "suggestion" meant to improve his work, it pushes the artist to the brink. And what he does next is both surprising, hilarious...

Why It's Almost Impossible to Do a Quintuple Jump | WIRED

At this year's Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, we may see quad corks in Big Air Snowboarding or in Freestyle Skiing -- and we'll see quad twists and quad jumps in Figure Skating. But have we reached the limit of what's possible? To do a quad, a skater's got less than a second to turn their body four times in the air. WIRED's Robbie Gonzalez set out to find out why almost impossible. Still haven’t subscribed to WIRED on YouTube? ►► ABOUT WIRED WIRED is where tomorrow is realized. Through thought-provoking stories and videos, WIRED explores the future of business,...