Let’s Face It: Nathan Chen Blew it at the Olympics

I’m tired of hearing about the redemption crap and what a success story it was.It’s not a success story. Hitting a routine with no pressure is hardly anything to clap about.He blew it for himself, for team USA, for everyone there to support him.“He’s young and the pressure got to him!” Bullshit. Simone Biles had so much pressure on her by the media to win I can’t even articulate it into words. She was 18, just as young as Nathan.Did she screw up in a freak accident? No. She won a record-smashing four golds.Gabby Douglas was 16 when she won gold with all the pressure on her to do so. 16. She was barely old enough to QUALIFY FOR THE OLYMPICS.Nathan not only screwed up in the team, possibly costing the US the silver medal, he screwed up in the individual.He was a contender for gold. At the very least silver. Coming in fifth is not an accomplishment when you’re considered one of the best, if not THE best in the world.And I don’t give a shit. If you can’t handle pressure, you shouldn’t be on the Olympic team. If you really can’t take the heat get the hell out of the kitchen. Olympic athletes are suppose to be tough, cold contenders. Not softies that crumble under pressure.Let’s cut the crap people, Nathan hitting a routine with no pressure and coming in FRIGGING FIFTH is not an accomplishment or a redemption of any kind. It was an utter disappointment.It takes a real athlete to perform when the pressure is on. It doesn’t matter what you look like when you have nothing to lose.