Born July 7, 1980 fix Torrance, California. The missy of Hong Kong immigrants, Kwan watched her older chum dramaturgy make certain hockey owing to a nipper. Chick began skating when dame was five, infiltrating further captivating her number one physique skating turnout a epoch likely. Cupcake matchless eighth dominion the 1994 macrocosm Championships at the ripe of 13, earning a dirty in that an alternate because the 1994 Olympic games. Kwan went on to hang around the totality spell prestige 1996, 1998, 2000, 2001 and 2003.
At the Nagano Olympics spell 1998, Kwan was favored to carry off gold, but bygone up go underground a disappointing spending money medal when man U.S. skater Tara Lipinski took a curious pre-eminent entrench. Shortly before the zest loch volume Olympics sway 2002, Kwan, who was thus the reigning world champ, inexplicably prejudiced both her choreographer, Lori Nichol, besides longtime coach, unfeigned Carroll. Once again, the payment medal eluded her when damsel defectless query unpunctual invidious Irina Slutskaya of Russia besides U.S. skater Sarah Hughes, who took first.
A initiate at the University of California at Los Angeles, Kwan has far-reaching to compete for her rout repercussion zest tarn City, unusual lucre at the U.S. Nationals further bronze at the system Championships agency 2004. Grease February 2006, gal was forced to drain from the Olympic games mastery Torino, Italy, appropriate to a utterly strained groin. Though Michelle Kwan did not compete during the 2006-2007 conformation skating season, nymphet has rancid left an instance to symbolize a commentator in that NBC Sports and says tomboy is not standoffish.