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Kwan elected to World Figure Skating Hall of Fame

Associated Press

3/14/2012 5:42:38 PM

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- Michelle Kwan has been selected to her second hall of fame of the year.

The nine-time U.S. champion and five-time world champ has been elected to the World Figure Skating Hall of Fame. In January, she was inducted into the U.S. Figure Skating hall.

Kwan is the only member of the class of 2012. She is the most decorated figure skater in American history.

Kwan won 43 championships, including eight straight national titles. She also won the silver medal at the 1998 Winter Olympics and bronze at the 2002 Games. She earned 57 perfect 6.0 marks in major events under the old scoring system, the most of any skater.

The World Figure Skating Hall of Fame was established in 1976.