Who is michelle kwan dating
During the fall seasons of 2002 to 2004, Kwan competed in only one Grand Prix event, Skate America in the fall of 2002, which she entered as a last-minute replacement.
She won the event and qualified for the Grand Prix Final but chose not to compete in it. In autumn 2003, she hired the noted technician Rafael Arutyunyan as her coach, with whom she attempted to increase the technical difficulty of her programs and hone her jump technique. Championships, earning seven more 6.0s for presentation during the free skating.
Joining her on the team were Sasha Cohen (second) and Sarah Hughes (third).
The 21-year-old Kwan and Russia's Irina Slutskaya were favorites to win the gold.
(born July 7, 1980) is a retired American figure skater. She is tied with Maribel Vinson for the all-time National Championship record. Karen and Michelle began serious training when Michelle was about eight years old.
She is a two-time Olympic medalist (silver in 1998, bronze in 2002), a five-time World champion (1996, 1998, 2000, 2001, 2003) and a nine-time U. She competed at the senior level for over a decade and is the most decorated figure skater in U. They practiced three to four hours a day, waking up at am and arriving at the rink at am to skate before school, and then going back to the rink right after school to skate again.
Kwan and Lipinski were co-favorites to win the 1998 Olympic Games in Nagano, Japan.
At that year's national championships, Kwan again won the title, receiving first-place ordinals from all 9 judges in both the short program and free skate.
Kwan's nine world medals overall is the all-time record for an American skater in any discipline. Championships (1996, 1998–2005), tying the record for most wins set by Maribel Vinson-Owen (1928–1933, 1935–1937). At the age of 12 in 1992, Michelle passed the gold test to become a senior-level figure skater despite the disapproval of her coach. The next season, she won the 1994 World Junior Championships.