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.

My parents did not come to the U.S. with much; they had a lot of hardship.

I wanted to be a goalie.

I like biology a lot.

I am proud to be a first-generation Chinese-American in the sport of figure skating.

That's something I'm actually very interested in doing, helping young skaters.

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.

My parents always wanted the very best for me and pushed me further and further, so that stuck with me.

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.

Regardless of what I do, no matter how good it is, it's never, in my mind, 'flawless.'

These big jumps take a big toll on the body, especially a young body. So, it's kind of risk or reward, I guess.

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.

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.

I remember being a little kid walking down the grocery aisle seeing athletes on these cereal boxes.

I love jumping. I have always loved jumping. I love watching jumps. I love doing jumps.

There's 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 in skating, and it really blossomed from there.

I don't think the demographic for skating really entails a lot of basketball watching.

I want to do something in medicine, for sure. I don't know what, exactly, that entails, but something along those lines.

I can't decide the results, but I can still put my best foot forward and try the best I can.

I try to get as close to 10 hours of sleep each night, as sleep is the best form of recovery.

I think that ballet and skating definitely go hand in hand, especially growing up at Ballet West, which is an incredible academy.

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.

Team U.S.A. is awesome.

I tend to be a little bit more quiet and just to myself. I'm a little bit more introverted than extroverted.

I'm the baby for sure. My siblings are looking out for me, making sure I'm not doing something stupid. They are making sure my head is set straight and that I'm a good person outside of skating and inside of it, too.

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.

Emma Watson definitely is my celebrity crush. I love 'Harry Potter.' Plus, she's gorgeous, which really helps.

The Olympics have really motivated me, ever since I started skating as a little kid.

Once you land a jump, you put it straight in the program. That's the way I've always been doing it.