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, Scott Williams
Former coach:
Nikolai Morozov
Choreographer:
Rafael Arutunian
Coach:
Music Short Program / Original Dance as of 2005/2006 season  
Totentanz by Franz Liszt arranged by Maksim Mrvica
Prelude in C Sharp Minor Op. 18 by S. Rachmaninov
Music Free Skating / Free Dance as of 2005/2006 season
175.20
World Championships 2005
19.03.2005
61.22
113.98
World Championships 2005
World Championships 2005
18.03.2005
19.03.2005
Personal Best Score Free Skating
Personal Best Score Short Program
Personal Best Total Score
1.S
4.
1.S
3.
1.S
1.
1.S
2.
3.
1.S
1.
1.S
1.
National Champ.
World Juniors
European Champ.
World Champ.
Olympic Games
2007
2006
2005
2004
2003
2002
2001
2000
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 always wears a Chinese
good luck charm around her neck that was given to her by her grandmother.
Kwan is a five-time World Champion (1996, 1998, 2000, 2001, 2003), the 1998 Olympic silver medalist and has won
nine National titles, which ties the record for U.S. titles held by Maribel Vinson since 1937. 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 and is coached by Rafael Arutunian since
fall 2003.
Kwan missed most of the 2005/2006 season including the US National Championships due to hip and groin
injuries. She was named to the Olympic team after skating her programs in front of a nomination committee on
January 27.
Kwan's elder sister Karen competed at the international level as well.
ISU Grand Prix Final, Kitchener
Smart Ones Skate America, Spokane
Campbells FS Classic, Daytona, Fl.
Campbell's Intern. FS Classic, New York City
2002
2002
2002
2003
2.
1.
1.
2.
Int. Figure Skating Challenge, Auburn Hills
Int. World Skating Challenge, Rhode Island
Campbells Skating Challenge,
Marshalls World Cup, Auburn Hills, MI
2003
2004
2004
2004
1.
3.
1.
2.
S=Senior; J=Junior; N=Novice
International Competition
Year
Place
International Competition
Year
Place
Four Continents
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last update:
29.07.2007
16:40:15