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Chen flips, spins way to world-record score at Olympics


AP Sports Writer

BEIJING (AP) — Nathan Chen flipped, whirled and even punched his way to a world-record score in the men’s figure skating short program at the Beijing Olympics. Next up for the Salt Lake City native is an expected and long-awaited coronation as Olympic champion. Chen made history in a historic venue by crushing the world record with a score of 113.97 at Capital Indoor Stadium. Chen shined on a day when the U.S. women’s hockey team lost to rival Canada 4-2 and San Francisco native Eileen Gu brushed aside a torrent of hate on social media and won a gold medal for China.

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