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Kwan among U.S. Figure Skating HOF nominees

Five-time world champ joined on ballot by Galindo, Nichol

Michelle Kwan would appear to be a lock for induction into the U.S. Hall of Fame.
Michelle Kwan would appear to be a lock for induction into the U.S. Hall of Fame. (Getty Images)

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By U.S. Figure Skating
(11/29/2011) - Lawrence Mondschein, the chair of the U.S. Figure Skating Hall of Fame Nominating Committee, announced the official ballot for the U.S. Figure Skating Hall of Fame Class of 2012, one that includes nine-time U.S. champion, five-time world champion and two-time Olympic medalist Michelle Kwan.

"This is one of the strongest classes of nominees ever presented to our esteemed electorate," Mondschein said. "It promises to be an exciting class."

All nominees on the ballot have met criteria established by the nomination committee. Those elected into the Class of 2012 will be announced Dec. 15 and inducted in ceremonies at the 2012 Prudential U.S. Figure Skating Championships, which will be held Jan. 22-29 in San Jose, Calif.

CATEGORY A: Outstanding Competitor - Ladies

  • Michelle Kwan
  • CATEGORY A: Outstanding Competitor - Men

  • Rudy Galindo
  • Robert Specht
  • CATEGORY B: Outstanding Coach

  • Lynn Benson
  • Thomas McGinnis
  • CATEGORY C: Outstanding Contributor (non-athletic)

  • Franklin Nelson
  • Carole Shulman
  • CATEGORY D: Outstanding Contributor (creative impact)

  • Jef Billings
  • Lori Nichol