At a glance

7 Jul 1980 Torrance, United States of America
Shelly
157 cm / 49 kg 5'2'' / 107 pounds
Female

Michelle Kwan was one of the best figure skaters of the post-school figure era, but one who was unable to win an elusive Olympic gold medal. She first competed at the World Championships in 1994, finishing eighth, after winning the World Juniors that year. Her first big season was 1996, when she won the United States’ and World Championships. She was favored at the 1998 Winter Olympics in Nagano, but skated poorly in the free skate and lost out to Tara Lipinski (USA), Kwan earning a silver medal. Michelle Kwan took the rare defeat with magnanimity, and came back later...

Michelle in numbers

2
Olympics
Olympics
2
medals
Gold medal: Silver medal:1 Bronze medal:1
  • Salt Lake City
    Salt Lake City 2002
    Games
    Results
    Sport
    Event
    Salt Lake City
    Salt Lake City 2002
    • 3 Bronze medal
      Figure Skating
      Singles
  • Nagano
    Nagano 1998
    Games
    Results
    Sport
    Event
    Nagano
    Nagano 1998
    • 2 Silver medal
      Figure Skating
      Singles

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