Congratulations to Michelle, four time World Champion!! For the first time, she has defended her World title and won in an odd year. She is now tied with several others as having the most World medals by an American (6-4 gold, 2 silver.) She is the first 4 time World Champ since Katarina Witt. Another gorgeous, wonderful program by Michelle, with 7 clean triples, including a 3/3. Way to go Michelle!!

Check out the results of the long program. Also, check out the following articles and pictures from the long program. You can then check out the video clip from ESPN's site of Michelle's 3/3, and listen to the interview Michelle had on ESPN after her long program with her coach, Frank. Note, the articles may contain spoliers for the rest of the competition.

Also, check out a video recap of the ladies competition from TSN. Be sure to stop the video at 1:30 if you don't want to hear results from the rest of the competition. This video contains clips from Michelle's program, plus pieces of the interview she gave to the media after finding out she won.


The short program at Worlds has taken place. It has already been shown on ESPN, but for those without cable, since some programs should be shown on ABC Saturday, I'll still keep the results off this page. Check out the results of the short program. Also, check out the following articles and pictures from the short program. You can then check out the video clip from ESPN's site of the layback in the program, and listen to the interview Michelle had on ESPN after her short program. Note, the articles may contain spoliers for the rest of the competition.

For the long program, Michelle will be skating third in the last group. Check out the full starting order for the long program. Here is order for last group:

  • Sarah Hughes USA
  • Angela Nikodinov USA
  • Michelle Kwan USA
  • Irina Slutskaya RUS
  • Viktoria Volchkova RUS
  • Maria Butyrskaya RUS

For the short program, Michelle will be skating first in the last group. Check out the full starting order for the short program. Here is order for last group:
  • Michelle Kwan USA
  • Irina Slutskaya RUS
  • Viktoria Volchkova RUS
  • Sarah Hughes USA
  • Vanessa Gusmeroli FRA
  • Angela Nikodinov USA

The qualifying for Worlds has taken place. I am almost positive that it won't be shown on TV, but just in case, I won't give the results here. However, I will say that during the warmups, Michelle had a problem with her skate blade coming lose from the boot. She went last in her group, so she had a while to fix it. According to one of the articles, her father was the one who fixed the blade. If you want, you can check out results of group A. Also, check out the following articles and pictures from the qualifying round. Note, the articles may contain spoliers for the rest of the competition, such as the results of the pairs.


Qualifying for Worlds takes place on Wednesday, March 21. Michelle is in group A. Michelle skates 11th out of 23 skaters, which is last in the second group. Also of note, Sarah Hughes skates 3rd, Angela Nikodinov goes 14th, and Maria Butyrskaya skates 15th. Irina Slutskaya is in group B.
Michelle had her first practice at Worlds on Monday. Check out some pictures from the practice:


Just a note that Worlds start this week! For the ladies, the qualifying rounds are on Wednesday, the short program on Friday, and the long program on Saturday. A full schedule can be found on the Worlds official site. Here are a few Worlds sites, most of which will have reports and more:
Last updated May 25, 2001

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