Michelle has the most
consecutive national titles with 8, breakin Owen's record of 6.
Michelle is the only woman other than Maribel Vinson Owen, in the history
of U.S. ladies figure skating to win 9 U.S. gold medals (1996,
1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005).
Michelle has the most consecutive U.S. Championship medals.
She has been on the National podium every year since 1994!
Michelle is the youngest ever to compete at U.S. National Championships,
at age 13, and she finished 6th!
Michelle is the only woman in history to regain a World title more than once (she did it 3 times)
has never finished lower than 3rd in
any event since 1995 (with the exception of 2005 worlds where it was the first time she was under the new judging system,
and finished 4th)!
Michelle is the only skater in history to
win World Championships in two separate centuries!
Michelle has a complete set of medals, exept for the Olympic gold medal.
Michelle is the first lady to win a World Championships in the 21th century! :-D
- Michelle has competed in 112 senior competitions, and she has medalled in all but 6!
Did you know?
- Michelle's older sister Karen Kwan was 7th
in 1995 Nationals, 5th in 1996, and 7th in 1997. Karen also represented the United States at numerous international skating
events, and won the bronze medal at the 1996 Nebelhorn Trophy in Germany.
- Michelle is the aunt to Karen Kwan and Peter
Oppegard's children, Olivia Colett Oppegard, and Sophia Oppegard.
- Michelle has a dog named Tofu.