FIGURE SKATING: Chen Lu
Country: China Born: Nov. 24, 1976, in Changchun, China
Current Home: Beijing
World Championships: 1997 (25th), 1996 (2nd), 1995 (1st), 1993 (3rd).
1994 Lillehammer Winter Olympics: 3rd.
1992 Albertville Winter Olympics: 6th.
After experiencing a decline in her career, the former world champion figure skater is on the rise again. In October, she finished first at the Karl Schafer Memorial figure skating championship in Vienna.
Lu made history at the 1992 Albertville Winter Games when she became the first female figure skater to compete in the Olympic Games for China.
Her father, a former hockey player, taught her how to skate at a very young age. She is called "Lu Lu" by her friends.
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