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Olympic gold medalist Nathan Chen to publish memoir

Nathan Chen will be publishing his life story in a new memoir due out in November.

NBC Sports reports One Jump at a Time: My Story will tell the story of “his remarkable journey to success reflecting on his life as a Chinese American figure skater and the joys and challenges he has experienced — including the tremendous sacrifices he and his family made, and the physical and emotional pain he endured.”

“I am excited to tell my story in the pages of One Jump at a Time, which details my childhood on the ice, how I dreamed of one day winning Olympic Gold, and everything that happened along the way,” the 22-year-old tells PEOPLE in a statement. “I can’t wait for everyone to read it.”

Chen will talk about the importance of his family in his success, the challenges he faced dealing with the demands of his success and how he rose up from the disappointment of the 2018 Olympics to secure a gold medal victory in Beijing four years later.

Harper Collins Children’s Books plans to follow the memoir in November with a picture book in February.

“Nathan Chen is among the most humble warriors on ice,” Harper SVP of Creative Development Lisa Sharkey, who acquired the book, said in a statement published in People. “The so-called quad king has written a wonderful account of his life thus far, from his parents’ immigrant story to his comeback from a devastating performance at the 2018 Olympics to glory in 2022.”

Alice Park of Time Magazine wrote the book and designer Vera Wang contributed a forward.

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