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2006-01-30 21:52:14

Kwan headed to third Olympics

Posted: Jan.27, 2006, 5:42 pm CST; Updated: Jan.28, 2006, 4:58 am CSTBy Nancy Armour, Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Michelle Kwan smiled, gave a small salute and then stepped onto the ice.
Matthew Stockman/Getty ImagesKwan landed four triple jumps during the run-through of her long program Friday in Los Angeles (above photo is from Jan. 2005).

After four years, her Olympic hopes had come to this. A session in her home rink, in front of judges who would decide whether she was healthy enough -- good enough -- to go to the Torino Olympics.
The answer was a resounding yes.
"It is truly the opinion of this monitoring team that Michelle could win the Olympics," said Bob Horen, chairman of U.S. Figure Skating's international committee. "We really believe that, and she skated that way. We really do believe she's skating very well."

http://www.nbcolympics.com/figureska...y;psp=;pt=espn
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