Video of Nathan Chen's World Record-Breaking Figure Skating Routine Dazzles Viewers

Video footage of figure skater Nathan Chen setting a new world record for the men's short program have gone viral.

On Tuesday, clips of Chen's routine were posted on multiple Twitter pages, including the official accounts for NBC Olympics and Sports Center. The videos combined for over 300,000 views.

Chen finished in first place with a score of 113.97, receiving 65.98 for the technical element of his routine and 47.99 for the component element on Monday evening in Beijing.

This put Chen ahead of Japan's Yuma Kagiyama and Shoma Uno, who scored 108.12 and 105.90, respectively.

In his routine, Chen opened with a perfect quad flip, landed his triple axel and smoothly moved into his quad flip-triple toe loop combination, before skating to a stop.

After landing his routine, Chen punched the air in a rare display of emotion.

"I was just elated. At the last Olympics, both of the short programs didn't go the way I wanted," he said after his routine.

"To finally get an opportunity to skate the programs I wanted feels really good."

When asked how he would spend the next 48 hours, Chen insisted he would not be doing anything crazy and simply attending to his chores.

"I've been here a while. I've got some clothes to wash. Some other things to clean around my room. Just ordinary chores, really, nothing crazy," he said.

Chen is set to compete once more at the Winter Olympics in the men's single free skate on February 9.

Clips of Chen's near-flawless routine in the Olympic short program for his team event routine similarly went viral last week.

Multiple clips posted on social media focussed on the moment Chen was able to land his quad flip and a quad lutz triple toe.

Chen skated to music from the opera La Bohème—the same program that he performed at the 2022 U.S. Figure Skating Championships where he won gold.

"Last Olympics, I was three senior international [tournaments] in, I hadn't really competed internationally, so just a large lack of experience," Chen said after his performance.

He added: "I'm really happy to be here, very excited to be here and surrounded by amazing teammates."

Chen's performance overall helped Team USA win a silver medal. Russia took top spot to win the team gold medal.

Team USA's second-place victory was secured after a brilliant performance from Madison Chock and Evan Bates in their ice dance routine, followed by Karen Chen's free-skate routine.

"A silver medal is something we should be incredibly proud of," Bates said.

"It's the highest achievement for our team in this event. Up until today, we haven't skated the free dance as well as we could in the season, but it happened today.

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Nathan Chen of Team United States reacts during the Men Single Skating Short Program on day four of the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympic Games at Capital Indoor Stadium on February 08, 2022 in Beijing, China. Chen made history when he set the highest ever score in a men’s short program. David Ramos/Getty Images