HELSINKI, Finland - Nathan Chen will apparently try to make history again Saturday.
Asked at an early afternoon practice Friday how many quadruple jumps Chen is likely to do in the free skate, the skater's coach, Rafael Arutunian, told icenetwork with no hesitation, "We are thinking about six."
The sixth, Arutunian said, would be a second quadruple lutz.
That could bring another can-you-top-this moment for Chen, 17, who two months ago became the first skater to land five quads in a free skate on his way to earning the U.S. title. He repeated the feat in winning the Four Continents Championships in South Korea last month.
"[Arutunian] hasn't told me that yet," Chen said, with a laugh, when the second quad lutz was mentioned. "We obviously have a lot of different variations that we can possibly do. So, whatever Raf said..."