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Jason Brown in race for Olympic medal

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SOCHI, Russia (WHDH) -

The first day of men's figure skating had it all, devastating crashes, and even the end of an era for Olympic champion.

But now that the dust has settled, an unlikely American is right in the thick of the medal race.

"I wanted to go out there and just skate the program that I've been training and not worry that it's the Olympics and what is at stake, and I just wanted to go out there and have fun and do my skate, and that's just what I did," said U.S.A. figure skater Jason Brown

Jason brown is in sixth place, but he's less than point out of bronze position. When he skates Friday, he'll be doing the free skate he's become famous for.

His performance from Boston last month at the U.S. championships, has been viewed nearly four million times on Youtube. It's set to music from Riverdance.

Brown has already won a bronze in these games in the team competition, but he's not letting that distract from his ultimate goal.

“I have it in my drawer and I'll randomly open it up and close it really quick and then open it up and close it really quick because I don't want to get too pumped up and too excited because I still have work to do," said Brown.

Brown is set to skate last Friday in the men’s finals.

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