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2006-03-23 01:53:39

By Steve Keating CALGARY (Reuters) - American Sasha Cohen's world championship title hopes were dealt a blow on Wednesday when the Olympic silver medallist stumbled her way through qualifying to finish in third place. The gold medal favorite, with Olympic champion Shizuka Arakawa and defending champion Irina Slutskaya not competing in Calgary, Cohen had looked well positioned to end a string of runner-up finishes that included silver medals from the last two worlds championships....

2006-02-22 12:05:42

By Pritha Sarkar TURIN (Reuters) - Irina Slutskaya arrived at the Winter Olympics as the queen of figure skating. The owner of two world and a record seven European crowns, the Russian had been expected to look down at her challengers from the top of the short program standings. Sasha Cohen, however, had other ideas. The 21-year-old Californian, who has yet to win any major international title, dislodged Slutskaya from her throne on Tuesday. Cohen's unexpected lead of 0.03 of a...

2006-02-21 19:31:01

By Pritha Sarkar TURIN (Reuters) - Emily Hughes arrived in Turin without any illusions about her medal prospects. She did, however, have the most famous cheering squad in town. "Hughes Gotta Believe" proclaimed a giant blue and white banner from the third tier of the stands as the 17-year-old skated onto the ice for Tuesday's short program. Among the dozen people holding up the message, one face stood out -- that of Olympic champion and proud big sister Sarah Hughes. "I know how...

2006-02-17 14:33:33

By Pritha Sarkar TURIN (Reuters) - At the Salt Lake City Olympics, Emily Hughes was an outsider looking in. The then 13-year-old was among 15,000 roaring fans at the Salt Lake Ice Center cheering on her sister Sarah Hughes, who caused one of the biggest upsets in figure skating history to capture the 2002 women's Olympic crown. Fast forward four years and the tables have been turned. Emily unexpectedly made a late dash for Turin after fellow American and sentimental favorite...

2006-02-12 12:23:47

TURIN (Reuters) - Emily Hughes will follow in the footsteps of big sister and 2002 Olympic champion Sarah Hughes when she makes her debut at the Turin Winter Games. The 17-year-old was biting into a Japanese delicacy named after her sibling when she heard the news that she too would get a chance at achieving Olympic glory after Michelle Kwan withdrew from the competition with a groin injury. "I was in a Japanese restaurant late last night and was having some sushi called the Sarah...

2006-02-12 06:33:43

By Pritha Sarkar TURIN (Reuters) - American Michelle Kwan pulled out of the Winter Olympics on Sunday after suffering a groin injury during practice. Kwan, a five-times world champion, sustained a groin strain on Saturday at the Palaghiaccio practice ice rink in Turin, the U.S. Olympic Committee (USOC) said. "Taking myself off the team is the most difficult decision I've ever had to make but it's the right decision," Kwan said in a statement. "This injury prevents me from skating...

2006-01-18 23:14:35

By Steve Ginsburg WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Sasha Cohen bristles at suggestions that she lacks what it takes to win Olympic gold. "Everyone seems to like to pin that label on me," the 21-year-old American said, shaking her head. "'Will she do two good programs?' "I think that's a little unfair. I will say honestly that I haven't very often skated perfect programs back-to-back. But then again not many other people do, or have." The diminutive figure skater has a glittering resume,...

2006-01-15 01:30:39

By Steve Keating ST LOUIS (Reuters) - Michelle Kwan surrendered her national title to Sasha Cohen but held onto her dream of an Olympic gold medal on Saturday when she was awarded a spot on the U.S. team for the Turin Winter Games next month. After four runner-up finishes to Kwan at the U.S. championships and a pair of silver medals at the worlds, Cohen finally climbed to the top of podium taking a long pause at the conclusion to her routine to soak in the moment. "I've always...


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