On This Date 2/21/2002
Sarah Hughes, a 16-year-old High School Junior from Great Neck, New York, stuns the world and captures a Gold Medal in Figure Skating at the Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City. It was more disappointment for fellow American Michelle Kwan, who settled for the Bronze Medal. Hughes won the Gold Medal with a pair of triple jump combos. Irina Slutskaya of Russia grabbed the Silver Medal.
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