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, 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:
Choreographer:
Scott Williams
Coach:
Music Short Program / Original Dance as of 2002/2003 season  
The Feelings Begins  by Peter Gabriel
Aranjuez  by J. Rodrigo  -  performed by Ikuko Kawai
Music Free Skating / Free Dance as of 2002/2003 season
1.S
1.
1.S
2.
3.
1.S
1.
1.S
1.
1.S
2.
1.S
1.
2.
2.S
2.
1.S
1.
National Champ.
World Juniors
European Champ.
World Champ.
Olympic Games
2003
2002
2001
2000
1999
1998
1997
1996
Michelle Kwan's parents are immigrants from China. 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 2001 and put herself
on the ice for the whole season. She started to work with Scott Williams in summer 2002. Her elder sister Karen
competed at the international level as well. Coach Scott Williams was the 1982 World Junior Champion.
Skate Canada, Mississauga
ISU Grand Prix Final, Tokyo
Skate America, Colorado Springs
MasterCard Skate Canada, Saskatoon
2000
2001
2001
2001
2
2
1
3
Goodwill Games, Brisbane
ISU Grand Prix Final, Kitchener
Smart Ones Skate America, Spokane
Campbells FS Classic, Daytona, Fl.
2001
2002
2002
2002
2
2
1
1
S=Senior; J=Junior; N=Novice
International Competition
Year
Place
International Competition
Year
Place
Four Continents
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last update:
29.03.2003
23:06:52