Pyeongchang, South Korea • Nathan Chen became the first man in history to land five quadruple jumps in a single performance at an ISU championship event to win the Four Continents on Sunday.
The American champion, 17, set international-best scores across the board, finishing with 307.46 points and holding off a challenge by Olympic champion Yuzuru Hanyu, who was first in Sunday's free skate.
"I tried five quads today and I landed three of the five solidly," Chen said. "The other two were a little shaky so that's something I need to improve on for the worlds."
Chen opened his routine with a quadruple lutz-triple toeloop combination at the Gangneung Ice Arena and followed that with four more quadruple jumps in a free skate that received 204.34 points. After his first jump, he added a quad flip, quad toe, quad toe-double toe and a quad salchow.