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FIGURE SKATING: Nicole Bobek

Nicole Bobek

Personal
Country: United States
Born: Aug. 23, 1977, in Chicago
Height: 5'5"   Weight: 120 lbs.
Current Home: Rochester, Mich.
Coaches: Crista Fassi, Robin Cousins and Irina Rodnina

Competition Highlights


World Championships: 1997 (13th); 1995 (3rd).
U.S. Championships: 1998 (3rd); 1997 (3rd); 1995 (1st); 1994 (3rd).

Fun Facts


 Bobek began skating when she was 3. She trained with the current U.S. men's champion Todd Eldredge in 1995.
 Shaken by the sudden death of coach Carlo Fassi during the World Championships in 1997, Bobek finished a disappointing 13th in the singles competition.
 After her current career ends, Bobek would like to work in broadcast television covering figure skating.
Source: Knight-Ridder/Tribune

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