Find out what the former competitive figure skater Tara Lipinski is doing nowadays since her retirement from professional skating in 2002.
Tara Lipinski is the 1998 Olympic Gold medalist, the 1997 World champion, a two-time Champions Series Final champion (1997–1998), and the 1997 U.S. national champion. Tara was the youngest skater to win a U.S. Nationals until 2019. Similarly, she also holds the record for being the youngest skater to win a World Figure Skating title and the youngest to win an Olympic gold medal. Tara Lipinski is the first woman to complete a triple loop-triple loop combination, her signature jump, in competition.
During her professional career, Lipinski won every competition and became the youngest skater to win the World Professional Figure Skating Championships. She also performed in over 300 live shows before retiring from figure skating in 2002. But since her retirement, you must be wondering what she's been doing to keep herself busy. Keep on reading to find out.
After she retired from her figure skating career, Tara Lipinski began working as a commentator for competitions in U.S. Figure Skating's streaming service Ice Network in 2009. She began commentating for Universal Sports in 2010 and transitioned to NBC and NBC Sports in 2011. She used to cover every almost every international figure skating competition broadcast by the network.
Tara Lipinski is a commentator nowadays.
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Similarly, Tara also became a special correspondent for Extra and covered skating for WDIV in Detroit and WHDH in Boston. She then teamed with sports commentator Terry Gannon and fellow figure skater and good friend Johnny Weir at the Sochi Olympics.
Tara, Johnny, and Terry have been NBC's primary figure skating commentators since 2014. Johnny Weir and Tara Lipinski have been popular commentators for figure skating since their exceptional commentary in the previous two Olympic games.
Tara Lipinski was born on June 10, 1982, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She is the only child of her mother, Patricia, and Jack Lipinski, who is an oil executive and lawyer. She spent her earlier years in Sewell, New Jersey.
Tara Lipinski was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Tara began roller skating at the age of three. She became a national champion in her age group when she was nine years of age. In the same period, she began figure skating and later began taking lessons at the University of Delaware. When her family moved to Sugar Land, Texas, in 1991, she began training at Houston Galleria. In 1995, Lipinski and her mother moved to Bloomfield, Michigan, to train with coach Richard Callaghan at the Detroit Skating Club.
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