Tara Lipinski

Figure Skater

Tara Kristen Lipinski is an American figure skater. At the age of 15, she won the ladies' singles Olympic gold medal in figure skating at the 1998 Winter Olympics. Lipinski remains the youngest individual gold medalist in the history of the Olympic Winter Games. She is also the 1997 World Champion, two-time Champions Series Final Champion (1997–1998) and 1997 U.S. Champion.… Read More

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Tara Lipinski.


1982 Birth Lipinski was born on June 10, 1982 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the daughter of Patricia (née Brozyniak), a secretary, and Jack Lipinski, an oil executive and lawyer. … Read More
1988 6 Years Old Lipinski began ice skating in 1988, learning technique initially from roller skating coaches in the Philadelphia area.
1990 8 Years Old Her first major competition was the 1990 Eastern Regional Championships for roller skating where she finished second.
At the 1991 United States Roller Skating Championships, she won the primary girls freestyle as a nine-year-old.


1993 - 1994 2 More Events
1995 13 Years Old 1 More Event
Later that season she placed fourth at the 1995 World Junior Championships and second in the junior level, behind Sydne Vogel, at the 1995 U.S. Championships. … Read More
After a fifth-place finish at the 1996 World Junior Championships, Lipinski changed coaches, joining Richard Callaghan in Detroit.
1997 15 Years Old 1 More Event
In early 1997, Lipinski unexpectedly won the U.S. Championships and, at 14, became the youngest person to win the title ahead of Sonya Klopfer who won it in 1951 at the age of 15.
…  A former competitor in ladies' singles, she is the 1998 Olympic champion, the 1997 World champion, a two-time Champions Series Final champion (1997–1998), and the 1997 U.S. national champion. … Read More
1999 17 Years Old Her most notable individual victory came at the 1999 World Professional Figure Skating Championships; at age 17, she became the youngest person to win that event.
2000 18 Years Old 1 More Event
In September 2000, she underwent surgery to repair a torn labrum in her hip. … Read More
2001 19 Years Old For example, reviewers had particularly panned the rap ensemble performed by Lipinski with Kristi Yamaguchi and Katarina Witt in the 2001–02 tour. … Read More


2011 29 Years Old Lipinski made an appearance on The Today Show on March 18, 2011, where she skated to Ben Harper's "Forever".


2013 31 Years Old In October 2013, it was announced that Lipinski would be a commentator and analyst on NBC, NBC Sports, and Universal Sports during the Sochi Winter Games. … Read More
2014 32 Years Old In September 2014, Lipinski and Weir were promoted to NBC's primary figure skating broadcasting team with Terry Gannon after more than a decade of Scott Hamilton, Sandra Bezic, and Tom Hammond at the helm. … Read More
2015 33 Years Old In December 2015, Lipinski announced her engagement to Todd Kapostasy, a television producer. … Read More
2016 34 Years Old In July 2016, Lipinski became an executive producer for a potential Hulu drama series centered on figure skating.
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