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They practiced three to four hours a day, waking up at am and arriving at the rink at am to skate before school, and then going back to the rink right after school to skate again.
Paying for their increased skating-rink time led to financial hardship for Kwan’s working-class family. She also earned the silver medal at the 1998 Nagano Olympics and the bronze medal in the 2002 Salt Lake City Olympics.
At that year's national championships, Kwan again won the title, receiving first-place ordinals from all 9 judges in both the short program and free skate.
At the 2001 World Championships, Kwan was second behind Slutskaya in the short program. Championships in Los Angeles amid the media's scrutiny over her separation with Carroll and her season's inconsistencies.
Because of this (and teammate Nicole Bobek not making out of the qualifying round), Kwan had the sole responsibility to ensure two entries for the U. at the 1994 World Championships by placing in the top ten. Championships, Nicole Bobek won the gold medal, while Kwan again placed second after struggling with her lutz jump in both the short program and free skate.
Kwan had an unusual mistake in the short program and placed eleventh in that portion of the competition, but skated a strong freestyle program and finished eighth overall. At the 1995 World Championships, she placed fifth in the short program portion of the competition with a clean performance.
The only ladies' singles skater with more world titles or medals is Sonia Henie of Norway. In 1993, Kwan finished sixth at her first senior U. In 1994, Kwan finished second to Tonya Harding at the U. Championships, which ordinarily would have placed her on the U. team to the 1994 Olympic Games in Lillehammer, Norway.
That place was instead given to 1993 national champion Nancy Kerrigan, who had been sidelined by an assault and battery (eventually connected to Harding's ex-husband Jeff Gillooly) after a practice session at those championships.
Kwan was only the second figure skater Wang designed for, following Nancy Kerrigan.
(born July 7, 1980) is an American retired figure skater.
She is a two-time (19) Olympic medalist, five-time (1996, 1998, 2000, 20) World champion and nine-time (1996, 1998–2005) U. champion (the all-time record, as tied with Maribel Vinson).
Kwan’s interest in figure skating began at the age of five when she followed her two older siblings (ice hockey player Ron and figure skater Karen) onto the ice.
Karen and Michelle began serious training when Michelle was about eight years old.
The 21-year-old Kwan and Russia's Irina Slutskaya were favorites to win the gold.