Feb. 17, 2018, 1:28 a.m. (ET)

Though the U.S. men's figure skaters didn't walk away from the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018 with any individual hardware, all three -- Nathan Chen, Vincent Zhou and Adam Rippon -- walked away with personal triumphs. Chen had a disastrous short program and found himself buried in 17th place, but found glorious redemption in the free skate. He landed a record-setting six quad jumps to win the free skate by nearly nine points and propel himself to a fifth-place overall finish. Zhou, just 17 years old and the youngest member on the U.S. Olympic Team, was on a mission to prove his mettle. He skated a clean short program and followed that up with a strong free skate, landing five quads and setting a new personal best for sixth place. Rippon, a breakout start of these Games, had been living his Olympic dream with clean skates in the team event free skate and the individual short program. He capped off his first Games with a dazzling free skate, landing in 10th.

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Nathan Chen

Nathan Chen competes in his free skate at the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018 at Gangneung Ice Arena on Feb. 17, 2018 in Gangneung, South Korea.

 

Nathan Chen competes in his free skate at the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018 at Gangneung Ice Arena on Feb. 17, 2018 in Gangneung, South Korea.

 

Nathan Chen competes in his free skate at the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018 at Gangneung Ice Arena on Feb. 17, 2018 in Gangneung, South Korea.

 

Nathan Chen reacts after his free skate at the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018 at Gangneung Ice Arena on Feb. 17, 2018 in Gangneung, South Korea.

 

Nathan Chen reacts after his free skate at the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018 at Gangneung Ice Arena on Feb. 17, 2018 in Gangneung, South Korea.

 

Nathan Chen reacts after his free skate at the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018 at Gangneung Ice Arena on Feb. 17, 2018 in Gangneung, South Korea.

 

Nathan Chen reacts after his free skate at the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018 at Gangneung Ice Arena on Feb. 17, 2018 in Gangneung, South Korea.

 

Vincent Zhou

Vincent Zhou competes in his free skate at the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018 at Gangneung Ice Arena on Feb. 17, 2018 in Gangneung, South Korea.

 

Vincent Zhou competes in his free skate at the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018 at Gangneung Ice Arena on Feb. 17, 2018 in Gangneung, South Korea.

 

Vincent Zhou competes in his free skate at the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018 at Gangneung Ice Arena on Feb. 17, 2018 in Gangneung, South Korea.

 

Vincent Zhou reacts after his free skate at the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018 at Gangneung Ice Arena on Feb. 17, 2018 in Gangneung, South Korea.

 

Vincent Zhou reacts after his free skate at the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018 at Gangneung Ice Arena on Feb. 17, 2018 in Gangneung, South Korea.

 

Vincent Zhou reacts after his free skate at the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018 at Gangneung Ice Arena on Feb. 17, 2018 in Gangneung, South Korea.

 

Vincent Zhou reacts after his free skate at the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018 at Gangneung Ice Arena on Feb. 17, 2018 in Gangneung, South Korea.

 

Vincent Zhou reacts after his free skate at the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018 at Gangneung Ice Arena on Feb. 17, 2018 in Gangneung, South Korea.

 

Adam Rippon

Adam Rippon competes in his free skate at the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018 at Gangneung Ice Arena on Feb. 17, 2018 in Gangneung, South Korea.

 

Adam Rippon competes in his free skate at the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018 at Gangneung Ice Arena on Feb. 17, 2018 in Gangneung, South Korea.

 

Adam Rippon competes in his free skate at the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018 at Gangneung Ice Arena on Feb. 17, 2018 in Gangneung, South Korea.

 

Adam Rippon competes in his free skate at the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018 at Gangneung Ice Arena on Feb. 17, 2018 in Gangneung, South Korea.

 

Adam Rippon reacts after his free skate at the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018 at Gangneung Ice Arena on Feb. 17, 2018 in Gangneung, South Korea.

 

Adam Rippon reacts after his free skate at the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018 at Gangneung Ice Arena on Feb. 17, 2018 in Gangneung, South Korea.

 

Adam Rippon reacts after his free skate at the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018 at Gangneung Ice Arena on Feb. 17, 2018 in Gangneung, South Korea.

 

Adam Rippon reacts after his free skate at the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018 at Gangneung Ice Arena on Feb. 17, 2018 in Gangneung, South Korea.