LADIES
Date of birth:
07.07.1980
Michelle KWAN
USA
Torrance, CA
Place of birth:
Height:
158
cm
Torrance, CA
Home town:
Student
Profession:
Hobbies:
swimming, riding her fourwheeler, biking
1985
Los Angeles FSC
Start sk. / Club:
/
at Los Angeles
h / week
Practice high season:
at Los Angeles
h / week
Practice low season:
Frank Carroll
Former coach:
Lori Nichol, Sara Kawahara
Choreographer:
Coach:
Music Short Program / Original Dance as of 2001/2002 season  
Finale from Piano Concerto No. 3 in D minor, Opus 30  by S. Rachmaninov - New York Philharmonic Orchestra
with Andre Watts (pianist)
Sheherazade  by Nikolai Rimski Korsakov  -  The New York Philharmonic Orchestra
Music Free Skating / Free Dance as of 2001/2002 season
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2.
3.
1.S
1.
1.S
1.
1.S
2.
1.S
1.
2.
2.S
2.
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2.S
4.
National Champ.
World Juniors
European Champ.
World Champ.
Olympic Games
2002
2001
2000
1999
1998
1997
1996
1995
Michelle Kwan's parents are immigrants from China and run a Chinese restaurant in Torrence, California.
Kwan started to skate at the age of five after watching her older brother play hockey. She won her first figure
skating competition at age 7. Kwan enrolled in the University of California in Los Angeles (UCLA) as a
freshman in the fall of 1999 and is a full time student.
Kwan always wears a Chinese good luck charm around her neck that was given to her by her grandmother.
Kwan left her coach of ten years, Frank Carroll, just two days before Skate America end of October and is
putting herself on the ice. Her elder sister Karen competed at the international level as well.
Japan Open, Tokyo
Skate America, Colorado Springs
Skate Canada, Mississauga
ISU Grand Prix Final, Tokyo
2000
2000
2000
2001
1
1
2
2
Skate America, Colorado Springs
MasterCard Skate Canada, Saskatoon
Goodwill Games, Brisbane
ISU Grand Prix Final, Kitchener
2001
2001
2001
2002
1
3
2
2
S=Senior; J=Junior; N=Novice
International Competition
Year
Place
International Competition
Year
Place
Four Continents
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last update:
06.05.2002
14:10:58