Tara Lipinski

Tara Lipinski

american figure skater
Tara's victory at the 1998 Winter Olympics in Nagano, Japan made her the youngest Figure Skating Olympic Champion in history and the youngest champion in ANY sport in Olympic Winter Games history. Tara's consistent and impressive achievements are unparalleled. In just two years, Tara was able to capture the most coveted titles in the figure skating world- National, World, and Olympic Champion. Tara placed first in her first-ever competition and that success continues today, undefeated in the Professional ranks. Tara was remarkable from the time she could walk, and graduated onto roller skates by age three. She started competing and by age nine had a National title to her name, but three years prior she had stepped onto the ice, and found her vocation in life. Soon she was skating every day of the week and competitions soon followed. Tara's mom, Pat, became not only her cook, cleaner and fashion expert, but chauffer too as competitions took them far and wide. Pat could not ask her daughter to stop because she showed so much promise, and thank goodness she did not...1994 and 1995 brought change for the Lipinski family. After moving to Texas only 2 years prior, Tara and Pat moved to train in Delaware, with much success for Tara's skating. She bagn home tutoring instead of attending a regular school, and Tara's life became more and more devoted to the sport she loved. She was rewarded in 1994 with the US OlympicFestival gold medal becoming the youngest ever winner in any sport, and later with a fourth place finish at Junior Worlds. She won the silver medal at 1995 Junior Nationals, and placed fifth at Junior Worlds, but Tara was only just geting started...1996 was a year of firsts for Tara.. her first US National Senior medal (bronze) amd her first World Championships. Now training with her new coach Richard Callaghan, Tara mastered the difficult triple loop-triple loop combination jump, and became the first woman ever to land it at the US Postal Service Challenge in Philadelphia. At Worlds Tara fell twice in the short porgram, as inexperience proved costly, but she came backed strong in the long, pulling up eight places to finish fifteenth. It became clear that this young girl had a core of steal inside her, and was going to be the one to watch...In 1997 Tara came from nowhere to steal the world's attention. Armed with a battalion of triples and a new sophisticated style, Tara stole the US National title from Michelle Kwan, and didn't stoping smiling until the World Championship gold medal was hanging around her neck too. She made the skating world stop and stare as the tiny 14 year old became the youngest World Champion since Sonja Henie, beating her record by three months.The tiny girl from Texas had proved her Nationals win was not a fluke, and as her exhibition program proved, she was 'Walking on Sunshine'!Source: biggeststars.com
Acting is easier than skating in a way and harder in other aspects. In skating, you get one chance, and with acting you get to do it over and over.More Tara Lipinski quotes [08/03/2011 12:08:23]
I believe in myself and in Saint Therese.More Tara Lipinski quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I would say facing the obstacles surrounding the day-to-day pressures of an elite athlete at a very young age was not the easiest task. Learning to deal with the nerves and feeling the pressure of representing my country, all while wanting to achieve my own dreams, was a big obstacle to plow through.More Tara Lipinski quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The sound of the blades on the ice in the morning is like smelling fresh coffee.More Tara Lipinski quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I can't even imagine what it's like and right now I'm like in shock, I can't believe that I'm Olympic Champion.More Tara Lipinski quotes [06/10/2016 12:06:48]

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