Michelle Kwan – Figure Skating Documentary
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  • July 31, 2019 at 10:48 am
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    Nice insights in this documentary. I question why her dad would change her boot over an endorsement deal…that's her tool to compete. And her skating was clearly suffering so it jeopardized future earnings/results. Got to keep your eye on the prize, be patient, and think long term…such as change at such a critical time was unwise. And there seemed to be (as perhaps there is with others) a parent meddling a bit too much–surprised Frank Carol put up with it. He doesn't seem like the type to have a co-captain on his ship.

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  • July 31, 2019 at 10:48 am
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    I always thought the judges did her a disservice giving her such high artistic marks (5.9s and LOTS of 6.0s especially at US Nationals it was ridiculous) because as this documentary confirmed, she relied on that to boost her technical mark. She didn't skate with the same speed as others nor have the same spring/flow in/out of her jumps. She was consistent but never really elevated her difficulty technically in all the years she spent at the elite level (ie consistent triple triple combos in programs, improved speed). She played it too safe hoping that the second mark or her reputation would be enough to eclipse other skaters–then Tara and Sarah came along. Shame she never got the gold at the Olympics, but she had her chances.

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  • July 31, 2019 at 10:48 am
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    Despite all the amazing skaters since she stopped competing, there is no one who has struck me as comparable to Michelle Kwan in the quality of her skating.

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  • July 31, 2019 at 10:48 am
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    Danggit where is our Michelle kwan movie??? She’s iconic!!

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  • July 31, 2019 at 10:48 am
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    I loved Coach Carrol's advice. I think it helped her get over it. Instead of letting it haunt her.

    She's a hero. What a great athlete.

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  • July 31, 2019 at 10:48 am
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    I never saw what soo phenomenal about Michelle's skating at all. At first yes, but as years went by and other young skaters were doing triples and Sasha Cohen. I just thought Michelle got boring and she always looked grumpy, always did the same moves over and over again..wee ittle jumps and always so afraid at Olympics that her programs were very bland. Only did she win when the other hopefuls bombed as well. She use to pull on her earlobes as friendly gesture to her fans , then she started just sitting there thinking she should of won each time. Idk she may of been great, but she was NO better than the other top contenders..no better at all in my opinion.

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  • July 31, 2019 at 10:48 am
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    Michelle Kwan is a LEGEND in  Figure Skating. My heart still aches that she did not win Gold.

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  • July 31, 2019 at 10:48 am
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    Michelle's skating, magical, her artistic performance magnificent!!!!

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  • July 31, 2019 at 10:48 am
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    Tara Lipinski came out of nowhere and stole the gold. She then left the same way she came in but as a "professional." We all knew Michelle was the better skater we'd watched preparing for the Olympics but the judges in their own political prowess voted for Tara who at best was gawky and unseasoned. Will never forget that Olympic steal.

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  • July 31, 2019 at 10:48 am
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    I will never forget Michelle Kwan. Blessings 2018, n your family.

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  • July 31, 2019 at 10:48 am
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    Sounds like Michelle 's dad viewed his daughter as a bit of a money spinner at some point. I hope it's not true.

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  • July 31, 2019 at 10:48 am
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    You skipped about 4 years there.

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  • July 31, 2019 at 10:48 am
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    if she had waited like her couch wanted maybe history would have been different.

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  • July 31, 2019 at 10:48 am
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    Nice Docu, but that over dramatic background music is distracting.

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  • July 31, 2019 at 10:48 am
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    Michelle is so amazing. She had the grace of an angel!

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  • July 31, 2019 at 10:48 am
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    I have a wet at my eyes when she take over in ICE.Oh miserable But she have overcome this difficultyAt last her  small foot on the ICE  come be Champion in the world

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  • July 31, 2019 at 10:48 am
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    There needs to be a documentary about Kristi Yamaguchi that'd be so awesome. I could watch documentaries about both of my favorite figure skaters.

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  • July 31, 2019 at 10:48 am
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    They trash Tara which is not cool.

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  • July 31, 2019 at 10:48 am
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    Miss Perfect ice skating queen start I see in Nagano Olympic I like him very much.

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  • July 31, 2019 at 10:48 am
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    I love Michelle and she had tremendous longevity and presence. She is a legend and a success for life – I do think she let the pressure of Olympics defeat her. She should have won gold at least in 2002. In 1998, I will admit that Tara was really amazing! And I love her now too – she's been great for figure skating as a commentator.

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  • July 31, 2019 at 10:48 am
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    Other skaters took her titles away but not regularly. Michelle had the passion to keep winning. She did. 'Nuff said.

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  • July 31, 2019 at 10:48 am
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    Damn Best figure skater I have ever seen perform. So much heart and talent and inner grace and it all comes true in this Wonderfull athlete ! In the ranks of the all-time Greatest in their sport !! SUCH A JOY TO WATCH !!!!!! FOREVER A FAN !!!!

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  • July 31, 2019 at 10:48 am
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    She's fuckin brave and tough

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  • July 31, 2019 at 10:48 am
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    Michelle is really raising Asian on the top of the chart list

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  • July 31, 2019 at 10:48 am
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    Without a doubt, Michelle is indeed the greatest figure skater of all time; man or woman. And I don't think anyone can really dispute that. lol and I used to have a crush on her too.

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  • July 31, 2019 at 10:48 am
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    I truly LOVE her. She is such an amazing and inspirational woman!

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  • July 31, 2019 at 10:48 am
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    She inspired me to start ice skating at the age of 48. I LOVE watching her!

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  • July 31, 2019 at 10:48 am
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    Her skating skills were nice but she seemed to me to give up adding difficulty to her programs after, say, 1998 which is a pity indeed.  She often got high scores she didn't earn or deserve, but, oh well that's skating.

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  • July 31, 2019 at 10:48 am
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    It seems like a lot of 14 15 year olds have so much luck at the olympics the age limit should be at like 17 or 18 thats where the maturety is

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  • July 31, 2019 at 10:48 am
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    She is a great skater. It seems that puberty did not work in her favor though b/c her body shape went from being highly athletic to not as naturally highly athletic. Any athlete can tell you that a person must be BORN with a particular physique that makes it possible for that person to be absolutely excellent. It's the determination, the sportsmanship in addition to the natural physique that makes a person a true champion. Michelle lost that natural physique when she went through puberty. That is, she is NOT a natural born champion.

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