Michelle Wingshan Kwan is a retired American figure skater. She is a two-time Olympic medalist, a five-time World champion and a nine-time U.S. champion. She is tied with Maribel Vinson for the all-time National Championship record. She competed at the senior level for over a decade and is the most decorated figure skater in U.S. history. Known for her consistency and expressive artistry on ice, she is widely considered one of the greatest figure skaters of all time. For well over a decade, Kwan maintained her status not only as America's most popular figure skater but as one of America's most popular female athletes. During her reign Kwan landed numerous major endorsement deals, starred in multiple TV specials and was the subject of extensive media coverage. From 1997 to 2005, she was the U.S. Figure Skating Association's top-paid skater in appearance fees and prize money, as well as one of the highest paid Winter Olympic athletes in endorsements.
|Full name:||Michelle Wingshan Kwan|
|Born:||July 7, 1980, Torrance, California, U.S.|
|Residence:||Rhode Island, U.S.|
|Former coach:||Rafael Arutyunyan, Frank Carroll, Scott Williams|
|Former choreographer:||Tatiana Tarasova, Lori Nichol, Nikolai Morozov, Sarah Kawahara, Peter Oppegard, Karen Kwan, Christopher Dean|
|Skating club:||Los Angeles FSC|
|Combined total:||175.20, 2005 Worlds|
|Short program:||61.22, 2005 Worlds|
|Free skate:||113.98, 2005 Worlds|
|Twitter:||Michelle Kwan's Twitter profile|
|IMDb:||Michelle Kwan's IMDb|
About Michelle Kwan
World champion ice skater who medaled at the 1998 and 2002 Olympics, winning silver and bronze, respectively. She also won gold at five World Championships.
She would wake up at 3am on school days to practice skating.
She is the most decorated figure skater in U.S. history.
She is the daughter of Danny and Estella Kwan. She married Clay Pell in 2013. The couple announced their divorce in 2017.
George W. Bush appointed her to be part of the President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports.
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