At a glance
Tara Lipinski started out as a roller skater, but started figure skating by the time she was six. In 1995 she was second at the US Junior Figure Skating Championships, and placed fourth that year at the World Juniors, aged only 12. In 1996 she disappointed somewhat, placing fifth at the World Juniors. But in 1996 she moved up to the senior level, and was third at the US Championships, qualifying her for the World team. In 1996, the International Skating Union raised the minimum age for World Championship competition to 15, but Lipinski was grandfathered in, placing 15th. Lipinski’s...
Tara in numbers
Nagano 1998GamesResultsSportEventNagano 1998
1 Gold medalFigure SkatingSingles