Name of AAPI FigureMichelle Kwan
What is the person’s Asian heritage or ethnicity?Asian American
Area of InfluenceFigure Skater
Date of birth or time period7-Jul-80
How did this individual make a contribution to their field or to society/culture at large?Michelle Wingshan Kwan (born July 7, 1980) is a retired American figure skater. She is a two-time Olympic medalist (silver in 1998, bronze in 2002), a five-time World champion (1996, 1998, 2000, 2001, 2003) and a nine-time U.S. champion (1996, 1998 – 2005).
Why did you choose this person? What about their story speaks to you?Because Michelle kept trying, and she was a skater! I like to skate too. I learned from Michelle we should keep trying, don’t give up!
How does this person inspire you?Michelle doesn’t give up easily, she could do it.
Submitted byAudrey Xiong
City, StateLexington, MA