Pride for Asian-American skaters as they take to Olympic ice

Keita Horiko, the 10-year-old U.S. Figure Skating juvenile boys champion, practices during his second workout of the day Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018, at th

Keita Horiko, the 10-year-old U.S. Figure Skating juvenile boys champion, practices during his second workout of the day Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018, at th

Ten-year-old Keita Horiko practices a move during his second workout of the day Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018, at the Ice House in Hackensack, N.J. At this y

Ten-year-old Keita Horiko practices a move during his second workout of the day Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018, at the Ice House in Hackensack, N.J. At this y

Keita Horiko, center, the 10-year-old U.S. Figure Skating juvenile boys champion, practices for his new routine Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018, at the Ice Hou

Keita Horiko, center, the 10-year-old U.S. Figure Skating juvenile boys champion, practices for his new routine Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018, at the Ice Hou

Keita Horiko, the 10-year-old U.S. Figure Skating juvenile boys champion, practices a spin during a workout, his second of the day, at the Ice House,

Keita Horiko, the 10-year-old U.S. Figure Skating juvenile boys champion, practices a spin during a workout, his second of the day, at the Ice House,

Keita Horiko, left, the 10-year-old U.S. Figure Skating juvenile boys champion, watches his coach, Kevin Coppola, during a training session Thursday,

Keita Horiko, left, the 10-year-old U.S. Figure Skating juvenile boys champion, watches his coach, Kevin Coppola, during a training session Thursday,

Ten-year-old Keita Horiko practices a move during his second workout of the day Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018, at the Ice House in Hackensack, N.J. (AP Photo

Ten-year-old Keita Horiko practices a move during his second workout of the day Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018, at the Ice House in Hackensack, N.J. (AP Photo

Keita Horiko, the 10-year-old U.S. Figure Skating juvenile boys champion, works up speed during a practice session, his second of the day, at the Ice

Keita Horiko, the 10-year-old U.S. Figure Skating juvenile boys champion, works up speed during a practice session, his second of the day, at the Ice

HACKENSACK, N.J. (AP) — Asian-Americans are taking center ice during the figure-skating competition at the Pyeongchang Olympics.

While there have been Asian-American skaters representing the United States at past Olympics, it's never been like this — half of the 14 members of the team are Asian-American.

It's a heady moment for many, especially because Asian-Americans as a minority group have long faced stereotypes of being more about books and brains than anything else.

In this year's games, much of the hoopla around possibly winning a medal has focused on Nathan Chen.

He's considered a front-runner in the individual men's event. That's even though he got off to a rough start by finishing fourth in the men's short program for the team event after an uncharacteristic fall during a triple axel.

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