Michelle Kwan
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Mona Parker

United States

#1 Jan 17, 2006
I have weatched Michelle Kwan threw her years of competitions. She is a legend to Figure skating. She is already in my eyes an Olympian Champion. She is one of the greatest example to represent America. Michelle skates with her heart and soul and really enjoys the ice which is just part of her. When she skates, it's with the greatest artistry one can ever see in a skater. She is not a double jointed skater that can sway herself like a robot she is real and I am so proud of Michelle Kwan for her ever example of representing the America Team. She deserves to go and flow on the ice that she loves and make all of us Americans so proud of her. If she should fall but puts on such a breathtaking performance we all shall be proud of Our Michelle Kwan. Michelle does not know me. I am a teacher, dancer and professional Storyteller. Maybe, someday I'll dress up and do a story for the young one about Michelle Kwan. Put your hope high for her and we shall all keep her in our prayers of healing.
Zaw Vyx

Stockton, CA

#2 Jul 2, 2006
" ODE TO MICHELLE KWAN "

You began as a Nation's Sweetheart
And quickly soared to legendary heights

You fulfilled your destiny many times over
Whenever you glorified the realm of the rink

You won the hearts of countless millions
All over the globe

And each and every one of those hearts
Is worth more
Than all the grand awards and medals
In the entire world

You will continue to win hearts eternally
Through the technological magic
Of digital videos of you
During your brightest performances

Your name and beautiful image
Will forever be synonymous
With the elegant art of figure skating

The world became like a precious pearl
When you graced your blades across the ice

The Heavens paused to adore you
Every time you danced upon the light
Like A mystical Goddess
Of incomparable grace and form

And just by being your wonderful self
With pure Love and devotion to the art
You singlehandedly inspired
The life-long ambitions of more individuals
Than you could possibly imagine

You have reached the highest mountain
You have earned the brightest crown
It shines like a guiding beacon
To welcome and encourage others
To join the royal court

And no measure of physical distress
Can ever diminish the intensity
Of your celestial brightness

You generously enriched the lives
Of each and every one of your admirers
And you did it all
Without ever asking for anything in return

Thank You, Michelle Kwan

We Will Always Cherish You

Zaw Vyx
2-14-06
kimberly

Burgaw, NC

#3 Oct 28, 2006
hi i am kimberly
i am one of your bigest fans!!!
from kimberly
fuming in Montana

United States

#4 Nov 21, 2006
I have just watched the 2002 Olympics short programs...why on earth Sasha Cohen didn't take first is beyond my comprehension..SHE SO OUTSKATED KWAN..her music was beautiful, her moves were gorgeous and the commentators were awed. I still maintain that Sasha should have the bronze at the very least..yes, she fell in her long but when she fell she at least fell on a jump requiring some skill..Kwan..with all her experience fell on something any beginning skater could pull off. I am so angry even though it has been years ago!!! Kwan couldn't go home w/o a medal so per usual the fix was in and off she went with a medal she didn't deserve. Sasha's programs were both much much better than Kwan's and no way do I see that as anything but flat out GIVING Kwan the bronze lest she actually place off the podium where she belonged. KWAN HAS NO INTEGRITY AND THE FOOLS WHO CREATED THE POSITION SHE HAS NOW EVER SO GRACIOUSLY ACCEPTED HAVE NONE EITHER...SHE IS A DISGRACE TO ALL TRUE SPORTS AND AN INSULT TO OUR COUNTRY!!!
fuming in Montana

Tacoma, WA

#5 Jan 24, 2007
You are obviously on crack.
Kristi Ariana Spaulding

United States

#6 May 16, 2007
Michelle Kwan I Think You Are Soooooooooooo Ugly Sasha Cohen Is Beutiful you Have Ugly Dress Music Program Sasha Has Nice Dresses Music Program Never Been So Good Your Naughty Ugly Girl your A Chinesse Not A U.S Citizen Byeeeeeeee UGLY
Kristi Ariana Spaulding

United States

#7 May 16, 2007
Ugly Michelle Kwan
Kristi Ariana Spaulding

United States

#8 May 16, 2007
My Sisters Name Is Kimberly Im Kristi Kimberly Is 11 Years Old Im 9 Years Old Were Both Sasha Cohen Fans
Kristi Ariana Spaulding

United States

#9 May 18, 2007
HI
Shelly held up

United States

#10 Aug 7, 2007
The opening strains of the finale to the Piano Concerto No. 3 Rachmaninoff filled the air, and Kwan fluttered into motion. Though Kwan's opening triple Lutz-double toe combo was soft and clean, her jumps didn't have the height of Cohen's or even Hughes'. When the music sped up so she could show off her footwork, Kwan didn't keep up with the rhythm, and her steps were muddy and unarticulated. And her trademark intricate spins weren't as crisp and dizzying as Slutskaya's.

2002 Short program..took first..why? Favortism!
lil-j

Wynnewood, PA

#11 Aug 16, 2007
Michelle Kwan of course produced many more clean programs than Sasha. She is better under pressure and understands how to perform under pressure. However, no one has sasha's innate artistry or expression. She pushes all of her positions to the limit and includes many elements that most skaters, especially kwan, do not even attempt such as the spin variations and charlotes. Sasha has an innate balletic quality and is one of the few skaters in this day in age who understands how to use their arms. if you watch kwan, she looks like an airplane. Overall, sasha feels the music and has a relationship with the rhythm and phrasing that Kwan could only dream about. Maybe figure skating in this day in age will start being about skating again when they glorify true artists instead of mere jumping beans.
lil-j

Wynnewood, PA

#12 Aug 16, 2007
there is nothing special about kwan, there is no fire or passion, the artistry she has been praised for having is contrived and put on, it isn't from the heart
Montana

United States

#13 Aug 20, 2007
lil-j wrote:
there is nothing special about kwan, there is no fire or passion, the artistry she has been praised for having is contrived and put on, it isn't from the heart
I couldn't agree more...to me she is as phony as they come and so arrogant that her sense of entitlement is beyond words.
Montana

United States

#14 Aug 20, 2007
lil-j wrote:
Michelle Kwan of course produced many more clean programs than Sasha. She is better under pressure and understands how to perform under pressure. However, no one has sasha's innate artistry or expression. She pushes all of her positions to the limit and includes many elements that most skaters, especially kwan, do not even attempt such as the spin variations and charlotes. Sasha has an innate balletic quality and is one of the few skaters in this day in age who understands how to use their arms. if you watch kwan, she looks like an airplane. Overall, sasha feels the music and has a relationship with the rhythm and phrasing that Kwan could only dream about. Maybe figure skating in this day in age will start being about skating again when they glorify true artists instead of mere jumping beans.
You know I don't think Kwan even deserves a lot of the titles she has 'won'..they were just given to her and she ever so graciously accepted them. Sasha is real and I don't think Kwan skates well under pressure..look at the Olympics..at nationals of course she strokes around on the ice..does a few mediodre jumps..and then of course the spiral with the leg in the air and that phony grin..there ISN'T any pressure on Kwan there..she knows she will win Gold unless she does something so ludicrous that the audience can't buy the 'win'...read up on 2002 skate America..the audience was livid when Sarah Hughes didn't win..in short...the only time Kwan has pressure is at the Olympics and she bombed all 3 times.

“All MEN ARE VINCIBLE!!!!!!!! !!”

Since: Jan 07

SomeWhere in Georgia

#15 Aug 24, 2007
Zaw Vyx wrote:
" ODE TO MICHELLE KWAN "
You began as a Nation's Sweetheart
And quickly soared to legendary heights
You fulfilled your destiny many times over
Whenever you glorified the realm of the rink
You won the hearts of countless millions
All over the globe
And each and every one of those hearts
Is worth more
Than all the grand awards and medals
In the entire world
You will continue to win hearts eternally
Through the technological magic
Of digital videos of you
During your brightest performances
Your name and beautiful image
Will forever be synonymous
With the elegant art of figure skating
The world became like a precious pearl
When you graced your blades across the ice
The Heavens paused to adore you
Every time you danced upon the light
Like A mystical Goddess
Of incomparable grace and form
And just by being your wonderful self
With pure Love and devotion to the art
You singlehandedly inspired
The life-long ambitions of more individuals
Than you could possibly imagine
You have reached the highest mountain
You have earned the brightest crown
It shines like a guiding beacon
To welcome and encourage others
To join the royal court
And no measure of physical distress
Can ever diminish the intensity
Of your celestial brightness
You generously enriched the lives
Of each and every one of your admirers
And you did it all
Without ever asking for anything in return
Thank You, Michelle Kwan
We Will Always Cherish You
Zaw Vyx
2-14-06
Shelley did hold up in her titles!!!!!!!!!
Kiye

Washington, DC

#16 Sep 25, 2007
I really think you need to calm down and look at the facts. Yes, Sasha did skate well but she did not have the overall performance like Michelle did. Do remember that Sasha falls or at least stumble over some move in almost every program because of her nerves. I do not say this as a mean thing, because she has more courage than I to go out and skate in front of thousands of people, but it does happen.

Michelle Kwan has given repeatly clean performance as she did in the competition you are refering to so this is why Michelle placed higher than Sasha. That does not mean Sasha is not a excellent skater, but she was having a off night. It also does not mean that Michelle does not deserve the award because she skate an artistic and clean program.
fuming in Montana wrote:
I have just watched the 2002 Olympics short programs...why on earth Sasha Cohen didn't take first is beyond my comprehension..SHE SO OUTSKATED KWAN..her music was beautiful, her moves were gorgeous and the commentators were awed. I still maintain that Sasha should have the bronze at the very least..yes, she fell in her long but when she fell she at least fell on a jump requiring some skill..Kwan..with all her experience fell on something any beginning skater could pull off. I am so angry even though it has been years ago!!! Kwan couldn't go home w/o a medal so per usual the fix was in and off she went with a medal she didn't deserve. Sasha's programs were both much much better than Kwan's and no way do I see that as anything but flat out GIVING Kwan the bronze lest she actually place off the podium where she belonged. KWAN HAS NO INTEGRITY AND THE FOOLS WHO CREATED THE POSITION SHE HAS NOW EVER SO GRACIOUSLY ACCEPTED HAVE NONE EITHER...SHE IS A DISGRACE TO ALL TRUE SPORTS AND AN INSULT TO OUR COUNTRY!!!
Kiye

Washington, DC

#17 Sep 25, 2007
I understand that you do not really like Michelle Kwan which is fine, but I would like you to skate infront of thousands of people. If you have not done it yourself do not comment on what it is like because just because you are watching it. Being able to do some figure moves does not make you an expert.
Oh, by the way if you look through the history of skating there are a lot of skaters who were good, but under perform at main events like Sasha Cohen and Nicole Bobek to name a few.
Montana wrote:
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You know I don't think Kwan even deserves a lot of the titles she has 'won'..they were just given to her and she ever so graciously accepted them. Sasha is real and I don't think Kwan skates well under pressure..look at the Olympics..at nationals of course she strokes around on the ice..does a few mediodre jumps..and then of course the spiral with the leg in the air and that phony grin..there ISN'T any pressure on Kwan there..she knows she will win Gold unless she does something so ludicrous that the audience can't buy the 'win'...read up on 2002 skate America..the audience was livid when Sarah Hughes didn't win..in short...the only time Kwan has pressure is at the Olympics and she bombed all 3 times.

“All MEN ARE VINCIBLE!!!!!!!! !!”

Since: Jan 07

SomeWhere in Georgia

#18 Sep 25, 2007
Kiye wrote:
I understand that you do not really like Michelle Kwan which is fine, but I would like you to skate infront of thousands of people. If you have not done it yourself do not comment on what it is like because just because you are watching it. Being able to do some figure moves does not make you an expert.
Oh, by the way if you look through the history of skating there are a lot of skaters who were good, but under perform at main events like Sasha Cohen and Nicole Bobek to name a few.
<quoted text>
Kyle, some will understand what you are stating, but what you are up against is like, a brick wall and a penny with a hole in it.
Kristi Ariana Spaulding

United States

#19 Sep 28, 2007
if you want to write to Michelle Kwan here it is

Michelle Kwan
Ice Castle International Training Center
P.O Box 939
480 Cottage Grove Road
Lake Arrowhead, CA 92352
Pat

Kitchener, Canada

#20 Mar 22, 2009
I have always admired Michelle as a person and a skater. There are many negative comments on this page.If one cannot say something good, you should say nothing at all.
I heard that she may be competing at the Olympics in Vancouver.I am a canadian so I would like to see one of our girls win but I will also wish Michelle all the best.They have all trained hard for this day.

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