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  • Tara LIPINSKI | Athlete

    Tara LIPINSKI

    USA
    | Figure Skating | 1 Medals
  • Tara Lipinski - Youngest Winter Winner of an Individual Event | Video

    Tara Lipinski - Youngest Winter Winner of an Individual Event

    Raised in Sugarland, Texas, Tara Lipinski first attracted international attention when, at the age of 13, she qualified for the United States team at the 1996 world championships. She placed 15th, but the following year she caused a sensation when she finished first and became the youngest world champion in figure skating history. Still, when the 1998 Olympic Games came around, Lipinski was picked for the silver medal behind Michelle Kwan. Kwan led after the short programme, but Lipinski's exuberant long programme won her the first place votes of six of the nine judges and she edged ahead to take the gold medal. At the age of 15 years and 255 days, Lipinski became the youngest winner of an individual event in the history of the Winter Games, beating Sonja Henie's 70-year-old record by two months.
  • The Inside Track with Tara Lipinski | Video

    The Inside Track with Tara Lipinski

    The youngest Olympic gold medallist in the individual ladies' singles event describes her sensational gold medal in Nagano ´98.
  • Tara Lipinski (USA)

    Tara Lipinski (USA)

    US skater Tara Lipinski, Olympic individual figure skating champion, demonstrates her joy by kissing her gold medal (Nagano 1998 OG) ©Getty Shaun Botterill
    Tuesday, January 5, 2010 1:23 PM | Photo
  • Tara Lipinski - 1998 Winter Olympic Games in Nagano, Japan

    Tara Lipinski - 1998 Winter Olympic Games in Nagano, Japan

    Tara Lipinski of the USA reacts as her scores flash on the screen during the free skate competition at White Ring Arena during the 1998 Winter Olympic Games in Nagano, Japan. Lipinski won the gold medal in the event.
    Monday, November 14, 2016 8:48 AM | Photo
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