[36][34][29] It was the first time singles skaters from the same country won the gold and silver medals at the Olympics since Americans Tenley Albright and Carol Heiss did it in 1956. [3] As a junior skater, she came in fourth place at the 1995 World Junior Figure Skating Championships and with six triples in her long program, second place at the 1995 U.S. Lipinski, along with sports commentator Terry Gannon and fellow figure skater and good friend Johnny Weir, commentated for skating in two Olympics; they became NBC's primary figure skating commentators in 2014. [54][55][56] At first Lipinski worked with Gannon during the women's events, and Weir worked with Gannon during the men's events. Swift called Lipinski's performance of her short program, which was technically more difficult than Kwan's, "luminous–fast and light and joyful".

After the Olympics, Lipinski toured with Champions on Ice, visiting 90 U.S. on Her jumps, which Kestnbaum called "small and in some cases technically flawed",[22] became a "topic of hot debate" in the press in 1997 and 1998. It's never too late to take up dancing! Johnny Weir, pictured with Tara Lipinski at Kentucky Derby 144 in Louisville, Kentucky on May 5, 2018, is competing on “Dancing With the Stars” Season 29. [34], In March 1998, Lipinski announced her decision to withdraw from the 1998 World Figure Skating Championships, citing a serious glandular infection that required her to have two molars extracted, constant fatigue, and possible mononucleosis. Who is America's Greatest Winter Olympian? She was a month younger than the previous record holder, Sonya Henie from Norway, when Henie won the first of 10 World Championships in 1927. [22] Lipinski came in second place at Trophée Lalique, behind French skater Laetitia Hubert, who had not won a major competition since the 1992 World Junior Championships, and who had come in eleventh place at her previous competition. The nostalgia factor: Fans ofMoonlighting, The Cosby Show or Three's Company would rally around Cybil Shepherd, Phylicia Rashad or Suzanne Somers – especially if they danced to their theme songs! [22] During her free skate, in "an otherwise strong and technically difficult performance",[23] she fell while performing a triple-lutz combination jump. She broke the record set by Sonya Klopfer, who was 15 when she won U.S. Nationals in 1951. Kwan fell twice and landed only four out of seven of her planned triples during her long program, leaving the door open for Lipinski's victory. First woman to complete a triple loop-triple loop combination, her signature jump, in competition. [37] In April, Lipinski announced her intention to turn professional in an interview on the Today Show, thus ending her eligibility to compete in the Olympics again. [3][6] In 1995, Lipinski and her mother moved to Bloomfield, Michigan to train with coach Richard Callaghan at the Detroit Skating Club. Johnny Weir was a "bridesman" and Scott Hamilton was a guest. Reuters/Landov; Sipa; Splash News Online, Credit: Judges react to Johnny Weir's 'Dancing with the Stars' debut [3] In 2009, longing for the "high" she felt as a figure skater, she contacted U.S. These women – Nancy Kerrigan, Oksana Baiul and Tara Lipinski – are already Olympic champions who aren't afraid of sequined sparkle and short skirts. [45] The injury, which may have occurred before the Nagano Olympics, became progressively worse until she was unable to tour. All-Star Olympic Salute: Countdown to Salt Lake City, Fire on Ice: Champions of American Figure Skating, 1998 Olympic Winter Olympics Figure Skating Competition Highlights, Jefferson-Pilot Financial Pro Championships, Johnny Weir's Estranged Husband Speaks Out. She trained at the Houston Galleria, an upscale mall with a public rink. [13], In February 1997, at the age of 14, with her signature triple loop-triple loop combination, Lipinski became the youngest skater to win a U.S. Nationals title. 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