MAE ATEAD GO BITF SHAD HISRY BETWEEN THEM.OMHE V TIMEER W EM S TLE GOIEPOSTERO DCU TNG Aounc: ♪T’S ARD- LIFE FOR — KNODE. YOT A WRE’SNL FNE THE CHELLE,T REA STARTED IN 1996 WIER FIRSTRMATIVI W LINSI UPnnouncSH GAVE NOTNG THIN, WITH TTERFO>>L DR CE THIGHT ATSOELLINNG THE MEDA ST OVER ALL IT THE BEST.>>FOR A YEAR SHE WAS UNBEATEN. YET WHEN SHE RETURNED TO DEFEND HER NATIONAL TITLE, SHE FELL THREE TIMES. IT WAS THE BENNING OF THE MOST DIT P>>I DIDN’T VERYLL, AN I GOTOFF THE ICE, AND I WAS LIKE, TH IS CRAZY. M K MYSF. YOU OW. I’MPUTTG LF THROHUR D I’M NOTOVG SKATG UCH I DID.EAHI, 14-YEAR-A LIPINSKI ARRIVED SKATED FLAWLESSLY AND FEARLESSLY STEALING KWAN’S NATIONAL TITLE AWAY.>>Announcer:HIS IS THE F MO. CAIN. ET.ROWIS ALREADYN ITS F HE SHEGOT? THENSWEWA YOUT WOD CHVE MICHELLE IN EVE MAJO COMPETION LAST YEAR, AA RI NAVRATILOVA. ERE’S REALLY OY F ON THEOP STEP.>>I WA AL THII WAN TO BRLD CHAM. WOULD LE BE NATIONAL AMON. IT.IDT KN WLD I HAD PE MES THO GOALS LF. NOW AT AOMPLISHETHAT, OK WHAT IE NE. D I CISYE.>>RE’S A LOTF THIN TT THROUDABOU THIS NG YEAR. IT’S SOMETHI I’M LOOKING FORWARD . THISAT I’VOK FWARD TOIN IASRSLD HI THE988 OLYNDCE W S ‘STHHE A IIN N GIS KATE WELL AND SKATE WH MY HEART ANREALLmNJOY THIS OLE SEAS. , BUTMICHEL KWAN GAVE IT PERSCTIVE ON H SKATINGITS INITHE. E TTS THE AIGOW WIHE FIRST SROGRF TH SSON. CHOIFUS LLSVE TETMPORTANT, TH OUT OF THIS MUSIC. Dick: THE FIRST COMBINATION DADED O-JUMP COMBINATION. FIRS TRIPLE LUTZ — ATAS NNDLEANS THOME. IN FACT,T WAS EUITE. GENTLE AND LIGHT.>>eggy: , IT W>>icREOYSKATINNOW. y:DIPO>>Peggy: THIS SECTION, THE STEP SEQUENCE S THE CMAND OVER THE ICE TT SHE HAS WITH THESE QUICK MOS. OUIS.ck:THE’HI AIGHTNESS, A GENTLE STEPPING ON THE ICE THAT REALLY IS QUITE RTO JUS. WOERFUL BACK POSN. AND LOOKERE AT THE LEAN OF THFU C] PegHAT W INSPIRATIN GOOD FER>>ER PIKI L A TIN, E CROWDN THEIR FEET HER AT JOE LOUIREORHEE KWAN.>>Dick: FOR ME, SHELLY TAKEA STEPORRD WITH THIS PROGRAM. I ST FOUNDT — I THINK PROBABLY THEHI TT MAKES IT WOWE C ROMANT EG J A ENJOY FOR MICHELLEWA CAN’T FAVOIT LONG. HENOMTO TAHEOTHE MOST DIFFICULT JUMPS.>>Terry: WE’LL WAIT TO SEE THE PRESENTATION MARKS.>>Peggy: THE SOLID COMBINATION JUMP TRIPLE LUTZ, DOUBLE TOE. VERY NICELY DONE.>>ick: A MAGNIFICENT SPIRAL. LOOK HOW THE FREE LEG EXTENDSTO G

Michelle Kwan 關穎珊 (USA) – 1997 Skate America, Ladies’ Short Program
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13 thoughts on “Michelle Kwan 關穎珊 (USA) – 1997 Skate America, Ladies’ Short Program

  • December 29, 2011 at 2:12 am
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    The video of a very young Michelle in the opening fluff piece showed the girl rotating clockwise. I didn't realize she did that. Anyway, thanks for putting this up! The best ladies' short program ever, IMO.

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  • August 25, 2013 at 6:23 pm
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    This program is a masterpiece that no skater shall ever eclipse. 6.0, indeed.

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  • September 22, 2013 at 3:11 pm
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    Getrealandsee= BloodyMary0007. Same personality, same disorder another set of miscreant screen name.

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  • March 26, 2014 at 7:01 am
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    Tell us, "Getrealandsee2013" stalker, the restraining order deal you were forced to make.

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  • September 20, 2014 at 7:31 am
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    I prefer the 3flip with this, but it's lovely.

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  • February 25, 2015 at 4:57 am
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    wtf?  is this a mirror version?  because michelle jumps counter clockwise.

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  • October 31, 2015 at 4:42 pm
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    This program has stood the test of time …. still a masterpiece today (10-30-15) …. and still a masterpiece today (6-9-19). WOW!

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  • December 17, 2015 at 7:22 am
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    Michelle may never be eclipsed as the most elegant true skater ever.

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  • January 2, 2016 at 7:18 pm
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    You forget you're watching required elements….

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  • February 12, 2017 at 9:16 am
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    Lipinski may have an Olympic Gold but she can not claim to have an iconic program or performance. Michelle has multiple memorable moments in skating history, too many to count really. Michelle Kwan is the answer to not only the most decorated figure skater in history, but the standard in musicality, femininity, tastefulness, and technique.

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  • January 2, 2018 at 1:47 am
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    I wonder how they feel about each other

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  • July 10, 2018 at 9:26 pm
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    This was terrific but her Nationals performance was even better. Especially with the triple flip planted towards the end of her performance and done wonderfully to the music to boot.

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  • July 24, 2018 at 11:11 am
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    Tara (and Sarah) may have the Oly gold medal, but Michalle IS the gold standard.

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