Michelle Kwan (Michelle Wing-Shan Kwan)
Photos with Michelle Kwan
BiographyTorrance, California, USA
Michelle Kwan was born in Torrance, California on July 7, 1980. She is the youngest of three children. Her parents are Danny and Estella, who moved to the U.S. from China in the 1970's. Her brother's name is Ron, and her sister's name is Karen. Michelle started skating when she was five after watching her brother play hockey. She started competing at age seven. In 1991 at age eleven, Michelle and her sister moved to Lake Arrowhead, California to train more seriously. They shared a cabin there called the Debi Thomas Teepe. Michelle competed in her first nationals at age twelve. Read more... won the silver at thirteen and fourteen. She won nationals at age 15 along with the worlds that year too. The next season she won the silver at nationals and worlds. The season after she won every competetion, except for the 1998 Olympics, she won the silver there. She has won Nationals every year since 1998, and has won the worlds in 1998, 2000, 2001. She attends UCLA.