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Who needs Game of Thrones every Sunday when you’ve got the Winter Olympics to keep you occupied? Apparently, German figure skater Paul Fentz – who you might recognize from his eccentric “Wonderwall" routine – misses watching the HBO series as much as we do, because he just paid homage to GOT on the world stage. During the men’s single free skate on Feb. 16, Fentz didn’t just sprinkle a casual reference to Game of Thrones into his musical accompaniment . . . he skated out onto the ice in a full Jaime Lannister costume, including a gold breastplate and a red-lined glove to represent Jaime’s severed hand.
A Lannister always pays his debts. #WinterOlympics https://t.co/fmMl0C4Amf pic.twitter.com/SHmdiMjlcU
– NBC Olympics (@NBCOlympics) February 17, 2018
Even if some moves throughout the routine didn’t go exactly how Fentz had planned, the skater earned the adoration of fans everywhere for his shameless act of nerdiness on the ice. What matters more: Olympic medals or Lannister gold? Considering that Lannisters always pay their debts, we’re inclined to think the latter.
Watch a snippet of Fentz’s epic Game of Thrones free skate above, then follow along with the rest of our Olympics coverage. Winter is here, indeed!
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This was not the Olympics anyone expected for Nathan Chen. He struggled in the team event, only to fall to 17th place during the men’s short program. It left everyone puzzled and searching for why he seemed to be unraveling. As Nathan himself said in a press conference after the short program, “I honestly have never been in this position before, so I don’t really know exactly what to do."
Turns out Nathan knew exactly what to do. When he hit the ice for the free program on Feb. 16, he showed the world exactly why he is a revolutionary in the sport. With an aggressive number of quads in his program, he hit all five planned for his routine and then added in an extra one for good luck. In doing so, he became the first figure skater to land six quads at the Olympics (the previous record was three!). Nathan showed us again why he is the "quad king" and one of the greatest skaters competing right now. On his decision to attempt six quads, Nathan told NBC, "I already fell so many times – I might as well throw everything down and see what happens."
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Beyond the pure athleticism of the routine, we watched Nathan dazzle on the ice with his artistry and grace. It left him on a roller coaster of emotions – anxiety, elation, and pure unabashed joy. It also may get him onto that podium after all. His free skate earned him a high of 215.08, which brings his total to 297.35. For context on how far the sport has come, Nathan’s standings are well above the gold-medal win at Sochi in 2014. You can trust that we’ll be watching closely to see how this amazing competition ends up. For now, take a look at Nathan in all his quad glory!
"Nathan Chen is still the quad king!" This is history. @nathanwchen with SIX quads in his men’s free skate program. #WinterOlympics #BestOfUS https://t.co/Ldd0aubwzt pic.twitter.com/LrM7LDjArn
– NBC Olympics (@NBCOlympics) February 17, 2018
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Given the deafening screams and blanket of Winnie the Pooh dolls that rained down on the arena, you would think Yuzuru Hanyu were a pop star. He has the sequins, after all! Instead, Hanyu just made history by winning gold at the Olympics.
After delivering two flawless routines, Hanyu, 23, won the gold medal in men’s figure skating. He’s also the first men’s figure skater to win back-to-back gold medals since 1952, having won gold at Sochi in 2014. To make the win even sweeter, he shared the podium with fellow countryman Shoma Uno, who took home silver. The bronze medal went to Spain’s Javier Fernández, who happens to have the same coach as Hanyu.
Outside of Hanyu’s historic win, one of the most talked about stories of the evening had to be Nathan Chen. Nathan came into the free skate in 17th place, but after an incredible performance – which earned him the highest score of the group for the free program – he finished fifth and made history by landing six quads in his routine.