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As a professional, I think we're not being judged solely on technical ability anymore. People really want to be entertained and enjoy what they're watching.
My experience at the 1992 Winter Olympics was my fulfillment of dreaming the Impossible Dream.
Skating was something I really wanted to do; my parents knew nothing about it. They said they'd support me as long as I was trying my hardest and enjoying it.
Childhood reading is so important.
I burnt myself out of skating. I was ready to focus on being a mom.
I've had a lot more fun with the training.
The past couple years training with Kurt have really brought inspiration into my skating.
There are two or three performances in your life that are absolutely on, where all the planets are lined up for you and you feel you're invincible.
As a teenager especially, I just wanted to do my thing and not be noticed.
I don't know how many people really knew who I was before the Olympics and that's the fun thing of the Olympics - you get to know someone who captures your heart, hopefully.
I've always worked closely with the designers and whoever's making the costumes. Comfort is the last thing you want on your mind when you're competing. In an ideal situation, you'll have something where you'll put it on and you're fine and you don't have to worry about it at all.
In terms of my career, having the gold definitely changed my life. The Olympics are different, you know? They're every four years and it's such a small group.
Probably a few weeks after I was born I started having casts put on my legs to straighten them out. After that corrective shoes and with a brace in between.
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