PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (WOOD) — He may not have made it to the podium, but Nathan Chen did make history on the ice in PyeongChang.
The 18-year-old American figure skater ended the men’s free skate in fifth place, landing a historic six quadruple jumps. That moved him up from 17th place, where he found himself after the short program.
He told WOOD TV8’s Jack Doles that after his “disastrous” short program, there was much less pressure for him going into the free skate.
“I had nothing to lose at that point and that gave me a lot of freedom to try things,” Chen said. “Probably wouldn’t have tried things if I hadn’t had such a rough skate. I’m glad that I chose what I did and stuck with it.”
So with the competition in PyeongChang behind him, is Chen looking forward to Beijing in 2022?
“Four years is a pretty long time,” he said. “My sights definitely will be in that general area. I’ll take it day by day for now and plan for the next competition.”
WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) – Wichita police officers are investigating after a shooting early Saturday morning.
According to WPD officer Charley Davidson, officers were conducting a traffic stop near 14th St. and Grove when they heard multiple gunshots being fired nearby. Multiple shell casing were found in the 1300 block of N. Estelle.
Two houses and a vehicle were damaged by the gunfire.
Residents of the houses ranged in age from one years old to 37 years old. A 36-year-old man and an 18-year-old man went to a local hospital where they were treated for non-life-threatening gunshot wounds to their legs. No one else suffered any injuries.
Davidson said the investigation is ongoing and that it was not a random event.
If you have any information please call Crime Stoppers at 316-267-2111 or WPD detectives at 316-268-4407. The case number is 18C010574.
WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) – UPDATE: One woman has died following a two-vehicle crash in west Wichita.
The crash happened around 11:30 a.m. along 119th St. West near near Beaumont. That’s between Maple and Kellogg.
According to officials on the scene, a funeral procession was travelling along 119th St. and drivers pulled over to the side of the road to allow the procession to pass. A woman in her 50’s was stopped along the side of the road in an SUV. A young man driving a brown minivan did not see the SUV stopped and crashed into it.
The woman in her 50’s passed away at the scene following the wreck. Her mother, a woman in her 80’s, was a passenger in the car and was taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
The male driver of the minivan was taken to the hospital in serious condition.
Authorities are investigating to determine if he was distracted at the time of the crash.
One person has been critically hurt in a crash in west Wichita.
The crash happened near 119th St. West and Beaumont. That is between Maple and Kellogg.
The crash happened around 11:30 a.m. Drivers should avoid the area.
We have a crew on the way to the scene. Updates will be provided once more information is available.