Kwan petitions for spot on Olympic team

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGift Box shows no rust in San Antonio Stakes win at Santa Anita Kwan, a five-time world champion and winner of Olympic silver in 1998 and bronze in 2002, has had a rough season. A hip problem sidelined her for the Grand Prix events, then she hurt her groin Dec. 19. She rarely has competed under the new scoring system adopted by the International Skating Union that will be used at an Olympics for the first time in Turin. When the women’s event ends Saturday, a U.S. Figure Skating committee will choose the winner of the competition and two other skaters for the Turin team. Kwan is expected to get one of the remaining berths – provided she proves she is healthy enough to skate at the games. The U.S. Olympic Committee has until Jan. 30 to file team rosters for the Olympics, including alternates. In Kwan’s case, they could replace her with an alternate, should Kwan not be healthy enough to skate, until a few days before the women’s competition, which starts Feb. 22. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!center_img ST. LOUIS – Michelle Kwan petitioned U.S. Figure Skating on Wednesday to be placed on the women’s team for the Turin Olympics. The move was expected from the nine-time national champion who skipped the national championships this week with a groin injury. It was just a matter of when before the competition ended Saturday that Kwan filed her request. last_img