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Multimedia
  1. Kim Yu-Na in Women's Figure Skating (New York Times)
      "World champion Kim Yu-na of South Korea and her coach, Brian Orser, explain her approach to a triple lutz-triple toe loop." 02-10

  2. Kim Yu-Na in Women's Figure Skating (YouTube.com)
      Provides video of some of her best jumps. Visitors sometimes spell as Yu Na or Yuna. 02-10

  3. Michelle Kwan, Figure Skater in 1998 (Youtube.com)
      Provides the video. 03-10

  4. Tara Lipinski, the Youngest Figure Skater to Win Gold (Youtube.com)
      Provides the video. 03-10

Papers
  1. Dorothy Hamill (WomensHistory.About.com)
      "Innsbruck, Austria, 1976, Olympic winner and, later, professional ice skater. Dorothy Hamill owned the Ice Capades during the 1990s. Her wedge haircut helped to set a fashion trend." 02-10

  2. Figure Skating (Wikipedia.org)
      "Figure skating is an Olympic sport in which individuals, pairs, or groups perform spins, jumps, footwork and other intricate and challenging moves on ice. Figure skaters compete at various levels from beginner up to the Olympic level (senior), and at local, national, and international competitions. The International Skating Union (ISU) regulates international figure skating judging and competitions. Figure skating is an official event in the Winter Olympic Games. In languages other than English, figure skating is usually referred to by a name that translates as 'artistic skating'." 02-10

  3. History of Female Figure Skating Champions (WomensHistory.About.com)
      "Figure skating is an Olympic sport in which individuals, pairs, or groups perform spins, jumps, footwork and other intricate and challenging moves on ice. Figure skaters compete at various levels from beginner up to the Olympic level (senior), and at local, national, and international competitions. The International Skating Union (ISU) regulates international figure skating judging and competitions. Figure skating is an official event in the Winter Olympic Games. In languages other than English, figure skating is usually referred to by a name that translates as 'artistic skating'." 02-10

  4. Kim Yu-Na Wins Gold in Women's Figure Skating (CBS News)
      "The South Korean won the Olympic gold medal Thursday night, soaring to a world-record 228.56 points and shattering her previous mark by more than 18 points. It may go down as one of the greatest performances in figure skating history, and it's sure to set off wild celebrations from Seoul to Pyongchang. It's South Korea's first medal at the Winter Olympics in a sport other than speedskating." 02-10

  5. Kim Yu-Na in Women's Figure Skating (Wikipedia.org)
      "Kim is the record holder for ladies in the short program,[2] the free skating[3] and the combined total[4] under the ISU Judging System. Kim is the first female skater to surpass the 200-point mark[4] and also the first female skater to receive +2.20 grade of execution for jumps[5] under the ISU Judging System."

      "As of February 2010, she is ranked first in the world by the ISU.[6]" 02-10

  6. Michelle Kwan in Women's Figure Skating (Wikipedia.org)
      "She has won nine U.S. championships, five World Championships, and two Olympic medals. She competed at a high level for over a decade and is the most decorated figure skater in U.S. history.[2] Known for her consistency and expressive artistry on ice, she is widely considered one of the greatest figure skaters of all time.[3][4][5]" 02-10

  7. Peggy Fleming (WomensHistory.About.com)
      "In 1994, Sports Illustrated featured Peggy Fleming as one of the most important athletes in a forty year period." 02-10

   
   


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