What can we learn from Michelle Kwan?
The biggest lessons I learned were probably the times where I had the biggest setbacks and the biggest challenges – when I had the biggest jumps forward and lessons learned.
How did Michelle Kwan make a difference?
For over a decade, Kwan dominated the sport like no other skater in history, winning an unprecedented 43 championships, including five World Championships, nine U.S. National Championships and two Olympic medals. Currently, Kwan serves as the Director of Surrogates for the Joe Biden 2020 Campaign.
What is Michelle Kwan best known for?
Michelle Kwan, original name Kwan Shan Wing, (born July 7, 1980, Torrance, California, U.S.), American figure skater who was one of the most decorated athletes in the sport. Combining artistry and elegance with athleticism, she won more than 40 championships, including a record-tying nine U.S. titles (1996, 1998–2005).
How did Michelle Kwan change the world?
Michelle Kwan changed the world. One contribution is that she encouraged many young skaters to become professionals. Also, she set a world record for the most sixes in a world championship ever, which means she is in the Guinness Book of World Records!
How old is Michelle Kwan now?
41 years (July 7, 1980)
Who inspired Michelle Kwan?
Her older sister, Karen, was also a skater. Inspired by her older siblings, at the age of five, Michelle began to skate. Once on the ice, her talent became obvious. At age 6, she entered her first skating competition — and won!
Where is Kurt Browning now?
Although Kurt no longer lives in Caroline (moving to Toronto, Ontario in 1992), his hometown is still very much a big part of his life. The Kurt Browning Arena stays very close to his heart and he even travels home to take part in occasional fundraisers at the arena.
Is Alexa Knierim still married?
She and Chris Knierim became skating partners in April 2012, and began dating about a month later. They became engaged on April 8, 2014, and married on June 26, 2016, in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Their skating partnership ended in February 2020.