*2009 U.S. novice bronze medalist
Began skating at age 5 because the 2002 Olympic Winter Games were held in her hometown of Salt Lake City ... Participated in the Basic Skills Program.
Is an only child ... Received the 2008 Hope of America Award, 2008 Presidential Education Award and made high honors all four terms in 2009 ... Participates in Utah State Debate ... Participated in the 2008 Community Problem Solving International Conference ... Parents are Laixin and Shuyan Wang ... Father is a chemist ... Has a dog named Rolo.
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IN MY WORDS
If I wasn't a figure skater ... I would be a gymnast or a track and field runner.
My favorite thing about being a figure skater is ... the fact that you're always able to improve and learn something new.
My figure skating hero is ... Michelle Kwan
I manage my pre-skate jitters by ... breathing deeply, yawning, going through my keywords.
My favorite thing about performing is ... the support from the audience.
After I'm done skating, I want to ... become a doctor.
My hobbies are ... hiking, biking, reading, playing tennis.
Music to listen to during practice/warm-ups: Taylor Swift
Jump: Triple Lutz
Thing to do on a day off: Ride my bike
Way to relax: Listening to music
Olympic sport: Diving
Books: Harry Potter series, Hunger Games series
TV: Sitcoms, sports
Gloves or No Gloves
Short Program or Free Skate
Book or E-reader
Treadmill or Trail
Theater or Rental
Restaurant or Homecooking
Spin or Jump
Pre-competition nap? Yes
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