Weightlifting and Figure Skating: An Odd Fit? Or Are All Olympians Doing It

What’s Your Opinion About Michelle Kwan?

Michelle Kwan was born in 1978 in Los Angeles, California. She attended the prestigious Juilliard School where she studied acting under acclaimed director Michael Mayer. Her first major role came when she played a high school student named Donna in the movie “The Breakfast Club”. After her success with “The Breakfast Club”, she began appearing on television shows such as “Everybody Loves Raymond” and “Roseanne”.

In 1998, she made her film debut in the romantic comedy “Wedding Crashers”. She then starred in several other films including “Boys Don’t Cry”, “The Wedding Singer”, and “Mean Girls”.

She also appeared in the TV series “Stepmom” and guest starred on various shows like “Law & Order: Criminal Intent” and “CSI: NY.”

Kwan is best known for her roles in the films “Superbad,” “Clerks,” and “Mean Girls”. She won an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress for her performance in the 2002 film “Monster”.

Other notable performances include “Frozen River”, which earned her two Golden Globe nominations; and the indie drama “Handsome Devil”, which received three Independent Spirit Awards.

In addition to acting, Kwan is a singer and she has released two albums. She has also written two children’s books and founded the non-profit organization “The Michelle Kwan Charitable Foundation”.

She was named one of the world’s top female athletes by Sports Illustrated and has been honored by the L.A.

City Council for her work on positive drug and alcohol use. She also earned a medal in figure skating at the 1998 Winter Olympics in Nagano, Japan. She is still the youngest person to win a medal in that event.

Kwan currently lives in Los Angeles, California and enjoys reading, writing, listening to music, and working on her computer.

What’s Your Opinion About Weightlifting And Figure Skating: An Odd Fit? Or Are All Olympians Doing It?

The sports of weightlifting and figure skating are not usually associated with one another.

Sources & references used in this article:

” A Radiant Smile from the Lovely Lady”: Overdetermined Femininity in” Ladies” Figure Skating by AM Feder – TDR (1988-), 1994 – JSTOR

The young skater by AD Smith – Clinics in sports medicine, 2000 – Elsevier

Artistic impressions: Figure skating, masculinity, and the limits of sport by ML Adams – 2011 – books.google.com

On Judged Sports by T Hurka – Journal of the Philosophy of Sport, 2015 – Taylor & Francis

A mental preparation guide for figure skaters: A developmental approach by EV Monsma, DL Feltz – … Handbook: A Guide for Sport Specific …, 2006 – Wiley Online Library