TO KNOW LIST 3: Kwan's Olympics status is on lice

Yorio, Kara
January 2006
Sporting News;1/20/2006, Vol. 230 Issue 3, p4
The article focuses on figure skater Michelle Kwan of the U.S. The face of U.S. figure skating might not make it to Turin. A groin injury forced Kwan to pull out of this weekend's national championships, where the winner automatically qualifies for the Olympic team. Kwan, the 2005 U.S. champion, has petitioned to be selected based on special circumstances. Realistically, 25-year-old Kwan wouldn't have much of a shot at the gold if she went to Turin--she isn't the jumper she needs to be for figure skating's new age.


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