Hi I'm Angie. On this Webpage you will find interesting information about Michelle Kwan.
One favorite highlight of Michelle's was from when she won the 1998 Figure Skating U.S. Nationals. Michelle skated very well. She got 15 perfect scores of 6.0 for both programs combined. That was truly amazing. I felt like crying when that happened for her.
Michelle is truly a legend in ladies' skating. Her performance as Salome at the 1996 World Championship also proves that. Michelle had to withstand the pressure, and did. Starting that year, she won four titles (so far) in the same event.
Another thing to really help Michelle is the good-luck charm she wears each time she steps onto the ice. Her grandmother gave it to her when she was very little. (Michelle started skating at age 5.)
A bit of personal info: her birthday is July 7. Michelle is from Los Angeles. Michelle's family, no doubt, includes her parents. Their names are Danny and Estella. Michelle also has a sister named Karen (who used to skate herself) and a brother, Ron. He was the first one to inspire Michelle to skate.
One day changed everything, when Michelle was just 7 years old. The 1988 Olympics were on TV. She was watching her idol, Brian Boitano. Michelle said to her parents, "I want to do this...go to the Olympics." Her parents said, "Okay."
Since then, Michelle has grabbed one silver there, but she took it with grace and style. At least that year, 1998, she got the gold at the nationals.
Another note: when she was 12 years old, she realized her big ambition. While her coach, Frank Carroll, was out of town, Michelle decided to take her seniors test. Frank was mad, of course, but he understood Michelle later.
The decision helped her in a big way. Since 1994, she has won numerous national and world medals. But that's not what Michelle Kwan is known for. What she is known for, is the grace and beauty she has when she skates.
Michelle's programs have included "Romanza," "Salome," "On My Own," and "Winter." My favorite, though, has always been "Lyra Angelica."
Let us root Michelle on as she goes for the Olympic gold.