46 Nathan Chen Inspirational Quotes on family & self-improvement

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Nathan Chen is an American figure skater who is the 2022 Olympic champion. He is a three-time World champion in 2018, 2019, 2021, the 2017 Four Continents champion, a three-time Grand Prix Final champion in 2017, 2018, 2019, and six-time U.S. national champion from 2017 to 2022.

He also helped the U.S. Olympic team win the bronze medal in the 2018 team event, and the silver medal in the 2022 team event. Nathan is the 2015–16 Junior Grand Prix Final champion, 2013–14 Junior Grand Prix Final bronze medalist, and 2014 World Junior bronze medalist.

Here are some motivational quotes by Olympic champion Nathan Chen.

Nathan Chen Quotes about family support

1. “As a family, we are all intrinsically motivated.” ― Nathan Chen

2. “I celebrate my hardworking parents and all the opportunities they gave me.” ― Nathan Chen

3. “I think my parents felt us being a minority a little bit more than I did, and they tried to shelter me from that so I didn’t feel it at all.” ― Nathan Chen

4. “My parents always enforce the idea of never giving up upon all of my siblings and me, and I think that’s something that will stick with me my whole life.” ― Nathan Chen

5. “I think my parents felt us being a minority a little bit more than I did, and they tried to shelter me from that so I didn’t feel it at all.” ― Nathan Chen

6. “My parents always wanted the very best for me and pushed me further and further, so that stuck with me.” ― Nathan Chen

7. “My family and parents were very influential in my skating career.” ― Nathan Chen

Nathan Chen Quotes to improve yourself

8. “Every day is a new day, and ultimately, I have to figure out what works each day.” ― Nathan Chen

9. “Half of learning a new element is just getting over the fear of doing it. Once you mentally prepare yourself enough to do the jump, that is really half the battle.” ― Nathan Chen

10. “Honestly, I am human. I make mistakes.” ― Nathan Chen

11. “I have confidence in how I’ve trained and prepared myself. I’ve dreamed about the Olympics for a long time, and it would be kind of silly and waste to freak myself out.” ― Nathan Chen

12. “I like the challenge and instant gratification of landing a new jump or learning a new element. That made me fall in love with the sport.” ― Nathan Chen

13. “You have to have passion for what you do, or else it’s difficult when the going gets tough.” ― Nathan Chen

14. “I never got to go to prom or homecoming or a lot of the typical teenage stuff. But, if you think about it, I’ve gotten to go and meet different people and travel all over the world.” ― Nathan Chen

15. “I try to get as close to 10 hours of sleep each night, as sleep is the best form of recovery.” ― Nathan Chen

16. “It’s crazy how fast time flies and how things progress.” ― Nathan Chen

17. “It’s something I have to remind myself about, that at every competition, I put a lot of pressure on myself, almost like it’s the end of the world, and I have to keep reminding myself it’s not.” ― Nathan Chen

18. “Never give up. There are always tough times, regardless of what you do in anything in life. Be able to push through those times and maintain your ultimate goal.” ― Nathan Chen

19. “We were all just taught to work as hard as we could, use these opportunities to advance, and just really appreciate all that we had.” ― Nathan Chen

Nathan Chen Quotes about skater

20. “Ever since I started skating, making the Olympic team was my ultimate dream. It’s what has inspired and motivated me throughout my entire career.” ― Nathan Chen

21. “I do very scientific-based training. However, for skating, that’s a little bit out of the ordinary. Many skaters base their off-ice training around plyometrics, whereas mine is very strength- and power-based.” ― Nathan Chen

22. “I love skating. It’s part of my life, and I never wanted to give it up.” ― Nathan Chen

23. “There are a lot of skaters that I look up to, and I think my biggest skating role models were the two Russian competitors at the 2002 Olympic Games in Salt Lake City. They really motivated me to follow my passion for skating, and it really blossomed from there.” ― Nathan Chen

24. “I want to be a full-package skater.” ― Nathan Chen

25. “Like my parents taught me, never give up, and always love what you do.” ― Nathan Chen

26. “My skating career won’t last forever.” ― Nathan Chen

27. “Skating in itself is a difficult sport, and the amazing athletes within the sport are very challenging.” ― Nathan Chen

28. “Skating is a sport that I found a lot of interest in from a very, very young age. Ultimately, I think that being on the ice, being in the cold, trying things, and challenging myself in different ways is something that made me really interested in skating.” ― Nathan Chen

29. “Skating is a very beautiful sport, and I love watching new programs.” ― Nathan Chen

Nathan Chen Quotes about playing in Olympic

30. “I began skating when I was 3. It was during 2002, the year the Olympics were held in Salt Lake City.” ― Nathan Chen

31. “I want to get another Olympic medal outside the team event.” ― Nathan Chen

32. “It’s reassuring knowing that people are supporting me and want to know more about me. It comes with being the national champion and making the Olympic team. I think that it’s telling me I’m on the right path.” ― Nathan Chen

33. “Just being here at the Olympics is pretty incredible in itself. Seeing the unity of the athletes and to see how everyone has worked so hard to get here – and we are all so excited to be here – it’s awesome to be able to experience it.” ― Nathan Chen

34. “Sometimes thinking about the Olympics makes me a little nervous.” ― Nathan Chen

35. “There are always benefits and good things, bad things that come out of every performance.” ― Nathan Chen

36. “There are always times when you don’t want to go to the rink, or you don’t want to do all the things you’re supposed to do. Sometimes you’re exhausted, or it’s been a long week, but I always remind myself that this is my Olympic dream and the passion, because I love the sport very much.” ― Nathan Chen

37. “Triples are hard. The triple axel is just not my jump. Quads are really my thing.” ― Nathan Chen

Nathan Chen Inspirational Quotes

38. “An artistic standpoint – I’ve watched a lot of ballet and source some inspiration from how they move, connect with each other, and find meaning in their movement.” ― Nathan Chen

39. “Every competition is different… You can’t plan for everything that happens.” ― Nathan Chen

40. “Every day’s a new day.” ― Nathan Chen

41. “I can’t decide the results, but I can still put my best foot forward and try the best I can.” ― Nathan Chen

42. “I just like to keep pushing myself and the sport.” ― Nathan Chen

43. “If the jump is perfect, you come out, and you feel like you took a three-pointer in basketball or doing the perfect thing in whatever your sport is. You just get that adrenaline rush, a sense of satisfaction, like you want to do it again and again.” ― Nathan Chen

44. “Personally, I feel like there should be some sort of cap on the quads, but we should still be pushing it to a certain number.” ― Nathan Chen

45. “Regardless of what I do, no matter how good it is, it’s never, in my mind, ‘flawless.’” ― Nathan Chen

46. “There are always things that I can improve on.” ― Nathan Chen

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