Figure-skating dynamo Nathan Chen is headed to the Olympics

When he was 10, he set his sights on the 2018 Games and now he's going.
3:00 | 01/08/18

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He was just 10 when he was our "Person of the week," he had one dream. Here's Matt Gutman. Reporter: In that mind-rattling sequence of jumps and spins, figure skater Nathan Chen, who's a contender for gold at the olympics next month, isn'thasing the field. I think Nathan Chen is ready for the olympics. Reporter: The 18-year-old is chasing perfection. And long before becoming the first human to nail not one, not two, but an unheard of five quadruple jumps in a single program -- Quad, so clean. Reporter: -- Nathan was already gunning for gold when we first met him in 2010. He has his sights on 2018. Reporter: But then, Nathan was already an accomplished pianist, a solid gymnast and ballet dancer, and a phenomenal skater. He was 10. Which olympics are we going to see you in? 2018, I think. Reporter: But olympic dreams started way before. I started skating in salt Lake City during the 2002 olympics, really. Reporter: You were 2. I was there. Reporter: One thing hasn't changed since he was 10. The olympic dream. 10-year-old Nathan Chen, 4'5", 69 pounds, but watch out for him in 2018. We listened to Diane then, and there's Nathan now. We're rooting you on, Nathan. Thanks for On Boston's news leader, this is WCVB at 7:00. MARIA: We're continuing to

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