Maybe it's innate: I have a body built to jump.
I have a very close family. I have four older siblings: two brothers and two sisters.
I want to get another Olympic medal outside the team event.
Triples are hard. Triple axel is just not my jump. Quads are really my thing.
I would love to be working in a hospital or in a completely different realm, working with or exploring the lives of animals.
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.
I love skating. It's part of my life, and I never wanted to give it up.
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.
Skating is a very beautiful sport, and I love watching new programs.
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.
As a kid growing up, I didn't want to tell any of my classmates I did figure-skating because I knew they'd be like, 'Oh, you're a skater, you're gay, blah blah blah.' So I kept it to myself. Once I started getting to more of an elite level, I didn't really care what people thought, though.
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, and trying things and challenging myself in different ways is something that made me really interested in skating.
My Chinese name is Chen Wei. I can speak a tiny, tiny bit, just basically get around, but I understand it decently well.
Being able to land all the quads, especially doing them all in one program, is mentally huge.
Once I landed the triple Salchow, I put it in the program. First landed triple toe, straight into the program. That's what I did with my quad suite.
A lot of the things I do outside the rink are just to relax and recover. We spend so much time at the rink, so it's nice to decompress a little.
If it's time to indulge, I love desserts, especially Hershey's chocolate. I also love sushi and Japanese food. Food is my favorite in general.
I celebrate my hardworking parents and all the opportunities they gave me.
My training and ballet background definitely gives me the competitive edge on the ice.
I really like to bike outdoors and love the weight-based workouts that I do. I am not the biggest fan of other cardio-based workouts. Off-season cardio sessions are pretty grueling.
Really, I'm just a normal kid.