FIGURE SKATING: Tara Lipinski
Country: United States
Born: June 10, 1982, in Philadelphia
Height: 4'8½" Weight: 75 lbs.
Current Home: Sugar Lane, Texas
Coaches: Richard Callaghan and Megan Faulkner
World Championships: 1997 (1st), 1996 (15th).
U.S. Championships: 1998 (2nd), 1997 (1st), 1996 (3rd).1997 (2nd), 1996 (1st), 1995 (4th).
At 14, the small-framed Lipinski is the youngest skater to ever win the U.S. and World championship crowns. Mindful of her short stature, Lipinski likes to wear a necklace that has the inscription, "Short But Good."
Lipinski would like to become a lawyer. When she's not competing, she likes to swim and play tennis.
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