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Michelle Kwan was already a five-time U.S. ladies gold medalist the first time Alissa Czisny had a chance to see first-hand what being a champion was all about.
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As induction looms, she reflects on life in skating and beyond: Part I of IISAN JOSE, Calif. - It is my good fortune that my three decades of covering figure skating include the 10-year period when Michelle Kwan was the sport.
There was a time - not all that long ago, in fact - when ice dance was considered little more than an excuse to run to the concession stands or check out the vendors on the concourse at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships.
Look what a world title and a couple of Olympic silver medals will do.
With the women still struggling to find a star who can captivate the public like Michelle...
With the women still struggling to find a star who can captivate the
public like Michelle Kwan and Sasha Cohen once did, ice dance has
emerged as the Americans' main event at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships.