Olympic Heroes Then and Now

Michelle Kwan

Then: For 10 years, Michelle Kwan sketched her name in ice. Between 1995 and 2005, she won 43 female figure skating championships, including a silver Olympic medal in 1998 and a bronze in 2002, nine U.S. National Championships, and five World Championships. Through her career, she received 57 perfect scores in major competitions, a feat that no American skater—man or woman—has overshadowed.