Nathan Chen finished fourth in the men’s short program in the figure skating team event Thursday night after popping a planned quadruple toeloop and falling on a triple Axel attempt.
As soon as he finished the program, Chen was disappointed in his performance.
“Honestly, just let myself down,” he said. “’Let the team down’ was the first thing I thought. Definitely not a representation of who I am and what I can do. Definitely need to work harder for the next couple of days.
“I definitely let the rest of the team down, so I feel bad in that regard. But I think that it was a good opportunity for me to put myself out there and make silly mistakes.”