Congratulations to Michelle for winning the silver medal at the 2002 World championships! She now has 7 World medals (4 gold and 3 silver), which is the most ever for a US skater! Another great accomplishment for Michelle! Michelle said, "Each medal was a different experience and a new one."

She skated to Scheherazade, and skated it probably the best she has all season. She said, "I felt pretty incredible tonight. It was a tough skate yesterday so it was important to come back strong." She also said, "After the Olympics a lot of people decided not to come. For me it is like, if you don't show up, you don't gain anything, but also don't lose anything. I gained a lot by coming here."

After the competition, Michelle said, "Of course, the Olympics didn't go 100 percent how I planned it. But you move to the future and for me I feel the future is very bright." Also, about the future, Michelle said, "I know for sure I want to go back to school. I know I don't want to turn pro. I know I love competing. I don't know how much I am going to do. I am just going to take one thing at a time."

Check out the results of the free program, and the final results. Read articles about the competition by going to 2002 Worlds articles. Also, check out pictures from the long program, and of Michelle during medal ceremonyl. Don't forget, the exhibitions will be shown on TV on Saturday.


The short program at Worlds has taken place. I won't post the results here, in case you want to wait for it to be broadcast on TV. The ladies qualifying round will be shown on Friday on ESPN. Check out the results of the short program. Some pictures from the short program, where she skated to Rachmaninoff:
In case you missed it, during the Thursday night ABC broadcast of Worlds, Peggy Flemming said that Michelle said that she will stay eligible for next season! So, it looks like we may be seeing Michelle at Nationals and Worlds in 2003.
The qualifying round at Worlds has taken place. I won't post the results here, in case you want to wait for it to be broadcast on TV. The ladies qualifying round will be shown on Thursday, though they usually just show a couple of programs, telling you the results ahead of time. We'll see! Michelle skated to Scheherazade. Check out the following results, articles, and photos from the qualifying round:


Michelle is in Japan, practicing for Worlds. She is in group A for the qualifying round, and will be skating 15th out of 20 skaters. Check out the full skating order for qualifying group A. Warning, after the event takes place, the site will show the results, not the skating order. The qualifying round for group A takes place on Wednesday at 9am local Nagano time, which is Tuesday at 7pm EST.
Last updated August 8, 2002

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