Olympic and Paralympic medal winners
Why did Michelle Kwan stop trying to win a gold medal?
12 — Michelle Kwan, the face of United States figure skating for more than a decade and one of the best known female athletes in the world, announced in a tearful news conference today that she has withdrawn from her final Olympics after suffering a groin injury in a practice here.
In what year did Michelle Kwan win an Olympic silver medal?
Awards And Accomplishments
|1991||Won gold medal, USFSA Southwest Pacific Junior Championship|
|1996, 1998, 2000-01||Won gold medal, ISU World Championship|
|1996, 1998-2000||Named U.S. Olympic Committee Athlete of the Year, Figure Skating|
|1997, 1999, 2002||Won silver medal, ISU World Championship|
Did Michelle Kwan get replaced?
She’s a real loss to all of the United States Olympic Committee and to the United States of America and I think to the world, and she’s made a courageous decision.” Olympic officials approved 17-year-old Hughes as Kwan’s replacement a few hours later.
Did Tara Lipinski beat Michelle Kwan?
NAGANO, Feb. 20 — Tara Lipinski, a 15-year-old girl wearing ice skates, blue sequins and an infectious smile, became the youngest Olympic gold medalist in figure skating history tonight, using a joyful performance to score an upset of fellow U.S. skater Michelle Kwan.