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Michelle Kwan
Olympic Games Silver 1998 Nagano Ladies' singles Bronze 2002 Salt Lake City Ladies' singles World Championships Gold 1996 Edmonton Ladies' singles Gold 1998 Minneapolis Ladies' singles Gold 2000 Nice Ladies' singles Gold 2001 Vancouver Ladies' singles Gold 2003 Washington, D.C. Ladies' singles Silver 1997 Lausanne Ladies' singles Silver 1999 Helsinki Ladies' singles Silver 2002 Nagano Ladies' singles Bronze 2004 Dortmund Ladies' singles Grand Prix Final Gold 1995–1996 Paris Ladies' singles Silver 1996–1997 Hamilton Ladies' singles Silver 1999–2000 Lyon Ladies' singles Silver 2000–2001 Tokyo Ladies' singles Silver 2001–2002 Kitchener Ladies' singles World Junior Championships Gold 1994 Colorado Springs Ladies' singles Michelle Kwan Traditional Chinese 關穎珊 Simplified Chinese 关颖珊 Transcriptions Mandarin Hanyu Pinyin Guān Yǐngshān Wade–Giles Guan1 Ying3 Shan1 Cantonese Jyutping Gwaan1 Wing6 Saan1 Michelle Wingshan Kwan (born July 7, 1980) is an American figure skater. She is a two-time (1998 and 2002) Olympic medalist, a five-time (1996, 1998, 2000, 2001 and 2003) World champion and a nine-time (1996, 1998–2005) U.S. champion (the all-time record, as tied with Maribel Vinson-Owen). She competed at a high level for over a decade and is the most decorated figure skater in U.S. history. Known for her consistency and expressive artistry on ice, she is widely considered one of the greatest figure skaters of all time. For well over a decade, Kwan maintained her status not only as America's most popular figure skater but as one of America's most popular female athletes. During her reign Kwan landed numerous major endorsement deals, starred in multiple TV specials and was the subject of extensive media coverage. From 1997 to 2005, she was the U.S. Figure Skating Association's top-paid skater in appearance fees and prize money, as well as one of the highest paid Winter Olympic athletes in endorsements. Kwan was also the highest paid skater on the Champions on Ice tours.

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