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Team USA Leaps with Asian American Representation at the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics

posted by Khalid Mohammed

Ice SkatingAt the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics, Asian Americans are already scoring points for representation in the Olympic sports discipline of figure skating.

None has been more prominent than the Team USA’s figure skating team. Seven out of 14 athletes on the team are Asian Americans, marking a historic number for Asian American skaters in Olympic … Read more

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Jan 6, 2018 Ξ Comments Off on Redemption – Mirai Nagasu Named to U.S. Olympic Figure Skating Team

Redemption – Mirai Nagasu Named to U.S. Olympic Figure Skating Team

posted by Randall
Mirai Nagasu

Photo by Darla Rudakova

It’s official this morning.

Mirai Nagasu is one big bad ass.

Four years after being denied a spot on the U.S. Olympic Team despite placing third at the 2017 U.S. Figure Skating Championships, Nagasu was not going to be denied.

The U.S. Olympic Committee named her to the team this morning … Read more

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Zap 2 It: Michelle Kwan to Return to Winter Olympics

posted by Randall

Michelle Kwan

Two-time Olympic medalist Michelle Kwan is returning to the Olympic games, this time as an analyst for the new Fox Sports 1, according to Zap 2 It.

Kwan says she will get to report on figure skating, as well as other sports both in and outside of the Olympics, including … Read more

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Mar 18, 2013 Ξ Comments Off on The Arrow: Michelle Kwan Talks about Her University Life

The Arrow: Michelle Kwan Talks about Her University Life

posted by Gracie Zheng

Former figure skating Olympic star Michelle Kwan, 32, knows what it takes to win.  She shared her latest victories with reporters and students at Southeast Missouri State University earlier this month,  reported the Arrow.

 “Going to school and finishing my undergrad was a victory because it took me so long,” she … Read more

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Feb 24, 2013 Ξ Comments Off on About.com: Gold Medalist @KristiYamaguchi Offers Advice to Young Skaters

About.com: Gold Medalist @KristiYamaguchi Offers Advice to Young Skaters

posted by Randall

 

Kristi YamaguchiOlympic gold medalist Kristi Yamaguchi recently offered advice to those who aspire to be pair skaters. Kristi spent seven years partnering with U.S. Figure Skating Champion Rudy Galindo, before they split up to compete solely in singles competitions.

Be the best skater you can be,” Yamaguchi told About.com.  “Work hard on basic Read more

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Feb 18, 2013 Ξ Comments Off on Washington Post: How Michelle Kwan Bounced Back from Low Point

Washington Post: How Michelle Kwan Bounced Back from Low Point

posted by Gracie Zheng

Michelle Kwan, former Olympic figure skater and now an adviser at the State Department, talks about a difficult time during her quest for the Olympic Games  in Nagano, Japan at 17. Injured and “emotionally drained”, Kwan remembers that specific moment when she got off the ice and burst into tears.

“I … Read more

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