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Skating was something I really wanted to do; my parents knew nothing about it. They said they’d support me as long as I was trying…
Probably a few weeks after I was born I started having casts put on my legs to straighten them out. After that corrective shoes and…
I’ve always worked closely with the designers and whoever’s making the costumes. Comfort is the last thing you want on your mind when you’re competing.…
I don’t know how many people really knew who I was before the Olympics and that’s the fun thing of the Olympics – you get…
As a professional, I think we’re not being judged solely on technical ability anymore. People really want to be entertained and enjoy what they’re watching.
Training for the Olympics was a lifelong endeavor and took many years.
In terms of my career, having the gold definitely changed my life. The Olympics are different, you know? They’re every four years and it’s such…
This experience has been once in a lifetime.
I don’t mind the sparkle – I think it’s kind of a tradition in skating. I don’t think the men really need sparkles, but for…
The past couple years training with Kurt have really brought inspiration into my skating.
There are two or three performances in your life that are absolutely on, where all the planets are lined up for you and you feel…
Now, I am thrilled to be a wife and mother, and I hope to be as good of a mother as my own mother, Carole.
I burnt myself out of skating. I was ready to focus on being a mom.
I’m a perfectionist.
I’ve had a lot more fun with the training.
Childhood reading is so important.
Dorothy Hamill was my big idol as a kid. She’d won the Olympics in 1976. She was America’s sweetheart with her personality, her talent, her…
As a teenager especially, I just wanted to do my thing and not be noticed.
Before turning pro, I would never have just left my skates sitting in the locker room unattended.
At 6 years old, the ice became a place for me to express myself. Because I was so shy off the ice, it became my…
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