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kathy sullivan
06-21-2012, 08:11 PM
Didn't see these post anywhere yet.
Looks like she and YuNa may skate together again. Articles say the MK suggested it "but is worried about her rusty skate" since she hasn't skated since her last appearance with YuNA. It would be so nice to see her on the ice again.

http://view.koreaherald.com/kh/view.php?ud=20120621001000&cpv=0

Another Award:
http://www.prweb.com/releases/2012/4/prweb9444416.htm


Great Article:
http://www.examiner.com/article/diplomacy-is-skating-its-way-michelle-kwan-s-life

wRECkSk8r
06-22-2012, 04:00 AM
Thank you for those links. She sure is a busy young lady these days!

RunnersHigh
06-25-2012, 06:34 AM
I think here's the right place to post. ;)

Kwan advises Kim to follow her heart. (http://www.koreatimes.co.kr/www/news/special/2012/06/178_113602.html)

Sylvia
06-25-2012, 06:52 AM
RunnersHigh, your link isn't working for me - here's a cached copy of the article: http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:http://www.koreatimes.co.kr/www/news/special/2012/06/178_113602.html
Excerpt:

Two-time Olympic figure skating medalist Michelle Kwan, known to be Kim Yu-na’s role model, has advised Kim to find her passion in life.

“I think she is figuring out her path as she spends time in school and learns from her colleagues and friends. She might find other interests outside of skating if she hasn’t already,” Kwan said Friday in an interview with The Korea Times. “It’s going to be difficult. But you have to do something that you love doing.”

The board member of the 2013 PyeongChang Special Olympics held media interviews at Grand Hilton Hotel in Seoul, before she wrapped up her five-day visit. At the interview, the 31-year-old encouraged Kim to move forward with the lessons that she surely learned from the sport: “Hard work, dedication, discipline, falling and getting back up.”
Another Korean news article about Kwan's trip to Seoul last week: http://view.koreaherald.com/kh/view.php?ud=20120621001000

Associated Press news brief (June 22): Michelle Kwan, others chosen for US women’s sports diplomacy panel (http://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/michelle-kwan-others-chosen-for-us-womens-sports-diplomacy-panel/2012/06/22/gJQADB2xvV_story.html)

Press release (June 22): World Champion Figure Skater Michelle Kwan Joins National Women's Hall of Fame Celebration (http://www.csrwire.com/press_releases/34308-World-Champion-Figure-Skater-Michelle-Kwan-Joins-National-Women-s-Hall-of-Fame-Celebration)

Renowned figure skater Michelle Kwan, Senator Michael Bennet, Senator Birch Bayh, and Neena Chaudhry will join over 200 leaders from across the United States representing Congress, the White House, corporations, universities, and community organizations for a debate in Washington, DC at Gallup Headquarters on June 26 to celebrate 40 years of Title IX, formally known as the Patsy T, Mink Equal Opportunity in Education Act.

Ms. Kwan is attending the event as the Public Diplomacy Envoy for the President’s Council on Fitness, Sport and Nutrition. A five-time World champion, two-time Olympic medalist (1998 and 2002) and nine-time U.S. champion in figure skating, Ms. Kwan has been elected to the World Figure Skating Hall of Fame as the only member of the Class of 2012.

Thread in GSD: Michelle Kwan is one of 22 Americans selected by Coca-Cola to carry the Olympic torch in the relay around Oxford, England July 9-11, 2012. (http://www.fsuniverse.net/forum/showthread.php?t=83779)

kathy sullivan
06-25-2012, 09:08 PM
Thanks for those :)

kwanatic
06-25-2012, 09:35 PM
All hail...:D

SkateBlades17
06-26-2012, 01:38 AM
Thanks for posting! I'd really love to see Michelle skate again, I really miss her skating!!

arakwafan2006
06-26-2012, 04:33 PM
Am I the only one who has accepted that Yu Na will not be competing again?

Marco
06-26-2012, 04:40 PM
Am I the only one who has accepted that Yu Na will not be competing again?

I barely accept that Kwan isn't competing anymore :drama:

kwanatic
06-26-2012, 06:20 PM
I barely accept that Kwan isn't competing anymore :drama:

Perish the thought!! :drama:


Am I the only one who has accepted that Yu Na will not be competing again?

For what it's worth, I think her life has taken on a different direction since leaving competition and she's found her way in other things.

I'd love to see her compete again but I don't feel she's coming back. It'd be a shock to me if she did...a welcomed shock, but a shock nonetheless.

kathy sullivan
06-30-2012, 04:05 AM
Another appearance:

http://www.semissourian.com/story/1864372.html

And this Panel

http://fora.tv/2012/06/29/London_Calling_Whats_Our_Olympic_Legacy#Americans_ Have_Lost_Touch_with_Foreign_Olympians

She is sure making the rounds these days.

os168
06-30-2012, 02:55 PM
Michelle's latest interview (with Arirang TV)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KdhCnFVjNFg

l'etoile
06-30-2012, 06:42 PM
Michelle's latest interview (with Arirang TV)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KdhCnFVjNFg

Just lovely and classy! Look how she glows with excitement when talking about her roles and hops for Special Olympics! There have been many, many skaters who found their next-skating-life successfully, but for me, Michelle is the most accomplished one with qualities that make her the best serving ambassador for the sport.

Le cute story about Yuna's reaction at their first encounter:rofl:

kwanette
07-01-2012, 10:54 PM
Loved it! Thanks!

VIETgrlTerifa
07-02-2012, 07:25 AM
Sorry. Wrong thread.