Also, read about their married life. The couple got engaged in September 2012. Body Build/Type: Athletic [110], Kwan worked as a surrogate to Hillary Clinton's 2016 presidential campaign as an outreach coordinator. 0 1. Time magazine called them “The Me Me Me Generation” because they want it all. Considering a change of direction? 17 months after her politician husband Clay Pell blindsided her by filing for divorce, two-time Olympic medalist Michelle Kwan has sold their Rhode Island love nest for $3.99M. Her father was a native of Canton and emigrated from Hong Kong to California in 1971. [57] Kwan's spiral was famed by commentators not only for its great extension and line, but also its speed, the strength and security of the edge, the deep lean and the easy smoothness of the change of edge. In the 1996–97 season, Kwan skated to "Dream of Desdemona" (short program) and "Taj Mahal" (free skate). She also won 43 championships, including five World titles, nine national crowns, as well as the silver medal at the 1998 Winter Olympics and bronze at the 2002 Games. [47] She returned to Singapore a month later as a Public Diplomacy Envoy[48] to meet local students and to promote ice skating in the tropical country. *She retired in 2006. [17] In 2009, she began graduate studies in international relations at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University[18] and graduated in 2011. Kwan placed first in the Short Program portion of the competition, winning eight first place votes out of nine judges. She was born on Monday, July 7, 1980. During the fall seasons of 2002 to 2004, Kwan competed in only one Grand Prix event, Skate America in the fall of 2002, which she entered as a last-minute replacement. [60], Another of her trademark moves is a Y-spin done consecutively on both feet. In February 2014, he declared his candidacy for Governor of Rhode Island. She landed seven triple jumps in her free skating performance and placed third in that portion of the competition. Father: Danny Kwan [103], In September 2012, Kwan announced her engagement to Clay Pell, an American lawyer, military officer and former director for strategic planning on the National Security staff at the White House. She won the bronze medal at the 2002 Salt Lake City Olympics. At the U.S. Championships, she won her 9th title, tying the all-time record previously set by Maribel Vinson-Owen. She won the 1994 World Junior Championships. [21], Kwan won five World Championships (1996, 1998, 2000, 2001, 2003), tying her with Carol Heiss (1956–1960) for the most world titles by an American. [10], Born in Torrance, California, Kwan was the third child of Danny Kwan and Estella Kwan, Chinese immigrants from Hong Kong. Michelle's former 5K-square-foot home - located close to Newport's scenic Ocean Drive - sits on nearly two acres of manicured gardens and ponds. 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