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Olympic Preview -- Figure Skating

The Olympic singles figure skating competition will likely come down to a duel between the United States and Russia.
By United Press International

Olympic winners -- Figure Skating

Past Olympic medal winners in figure skating
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Kwan wins sixth straight U.S. title

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 12 (UPI) -- Michelle Kwan won her sixth national title at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships Saturday night and set her sights on next month's Olympics.

Ina, Zimmerman get figure skate gold

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 12 (UPI) -- Kyoko Ina and John Zimmerman used a solid performance during Friday's free skating portion of the championship pairs competition to capture first place at the U

Eldredge takes men's skating title

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 11 (UPI) -- Despite not attempting a defining quadruple jump, Todd Eldridge won his sixth national title Thurdsay night, outdueling defending champion Tim Goebel at the U.S
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Michelle Kwan
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Michelle Wingshan Kwan (simplified Chinese: 关颖珊; traditional Chinese: 關穎珊; pinyin: Guān Yǐngshān; Jyutping: gwaan1 wing6 saan1; born July 7, 1980) is an American figure skater. She is a two-time (1998 & 2002) Olympic medalist, a five-time (1996, 1998, 2000, 2001 & 2003) World champion (a record bettered only by Sonja Henie among ladies skaters) and a nine-time (1996, 1998–2005) U.S. champion (the all-time record, as tied with Maribel Vinson-Owen).

She competed at a high level for over a decade and is the most decorated figure skater in U.S. history. Known for her consistency and expressive artistry on ice, she is widely considered one of the greatest figure skaters of all time.

For well over a decade, Kwan maintained her status not only as America's most popular figure skater but as one of America's most popular female athletes, consistently making the top ten on many such polls and lists (often as the only figure skater) even years after she had stopped competing. During the decade of her reign Kwan enjoyed unprecedented popularity and amassed numerous multi-million dollar endorsement deals, starred in multiple TV specials and was the subject of extensive media coverage.

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