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Tara Lipinski

Full name: Tara Kristen Lipinski
Gender: Female
Height: 4-9.5 (147 cm)
Weight: 79 lbs (36 kg)
Born: June 10, 1982 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Affiliations: Detroit Skating Club, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Figure Skating

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)

Biography

Tara Lipinski started out as a roller skater, but started figure skating by the time she was six. In 1995 she was second at the US Junior Figure Skating Championships, and placed fourth that year at the World Juniors, aged only 12. In 1996 she disappointed somewhat, placing fifth at the World Juniors. But in 1996 she moved up to the senior level, and was third at the US Championships, qualifying her for the World team. In 1996, the International Skating Union raised the minimum age for World Championship competition to 15, but Lipinski was grandfathered in, placing 15th. Lipinski’s big breakthrough year was 1997, as she won both the US and World Championships, upsetting Michelle Kwan at both events. However, in the 1997-98 season, Kwan regained her dominance, defeating Lipinski at Skate America and the US Chamionships, and Lipinski also lost at Trophée Lalique, and Kwan entered the Nagano Olympics as the favorite. But Lipinski shone in the free skate at Nagano, landing seven triples, including a triple loop-triple loop combination, to win the gold medal, with Kwan second. Shortly after the 1998 Winter Olympics, Lipinski turned professional, skating for four years with Stars on Ice.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1998 Winter 15 Nagano Figure Skating Women's Singles United States USA 1 Gold

Women's Singles

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank TFP CFFP FSFP P MP TOOM TO TP O RE P AI TM
1998 Winter 15 Nagano Figure Skating United States Final Standings 1 2.0 1.0 1.0
1998 Winter 15 Nagano Figure Skating United States Short Program 2 Q 2.0 9×2+ 17.0 17.0 103.1
1998 Winter 15 Nagano Figure Skating United States Short Program Judge #1 2 11.6 2.0 5.8 5.8
1998 Winter 15 Nagano Figure Skating United States Short Program Judge #2 2 11.2 2.0 5.6 5.6
1998 Winter 15 Nagano Figure Skating United States Short Program Judge #3 2 11.3 2.0 5.6 5.7
1998 Winter 15 Nagano Figure Skating United States Short Program Judge #4 2 11.4 2.0 5.6 5.8
1998 Winter 15 Nagano Figure Skating United States Short Program Judge #5 2 11.5 2.0 5.8 5.7
1998 Winter 15 Nagano Figure Skating United States Short Program Judge #6 2 11.6 2.0 5.8 5.8
1998 Winter 15 Nagano Figure Skating United States Short Program Judge #7 2 11.5 2.0 5.7 5.8
1998 Winter 15 Nagano Figure Skating United States Short Program Judge #8 2 11.4 2.0 5.6 5.8
1998 Winter 15 Nagano Figure Skating United States Short Program Judge #9 1 11.6 1.0 5.7 5.9
1998 Winter 15 Nagano Figure Skating United States Free Skating 1 1.0 6×1+ 6.0 12.0 105.4
1998 Winter 15 Nagano Figure Skating United States Free Skating Judge #1 1 11.7 1.0 5.9 5.8
1998 Winter 15 Nagano Figure Skating United States Free Skating Judge #2 1 11.7 1.0 5.9 5.8
1998 Winter 15 Nagano Figure Skating United States Free Skating Judge #3 1 11.8 1.0 5.9 5.9
1998 Winter 15 Nagano Figure Skating United States Free Skating Judge #4 2 11.6 2.0 5.8 5.8
1998 Winter 15 Nagano Figure Skating United States Free Skating Judge #5 2 11.6 2.0 5.8 5.8
1998 Winter 15 Nagano Figure Skating United States Free Skating Judge #6 1 11.8 1.0 5.9 5.9
1998 Winter 15 Nagano Figure Skating United States Free Skating Judge #7 1 11.8 1.0 5.9 5.9
1998 Winter 15 Nagano Figure Skating United States Free Skating Judge #8 2 11.6 2.0 5.8 5.8
1998 Winter 15 Nagano Figure Skating United States Free Skating Judge #9 1 11.8 1.0 5.9 5.9
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