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Meet the 2010 U.S. Olympic Figure Skating Team

United States Olympic Figure Skaters 2010

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The 2010 U.S. Olympic Figure Skating Team was chosen at the United States National Figure Skating Championships which took place in Spokane, Washington in January of 2010.

Rachael Flatt - U.S. National and World Junior Figure Skating Champion:

Rachel Flatt
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Rachael Flatt is the 2010 U.S. National Figure Skating Champion, the 2008 World Junior Figure Skating Champion, and the 2008 and 2009 U.S. Ladies Silver Medalist. At the 2009 ISU World Figure Skating Championships, Rachael Flatt finished in 5th place. Her dream of competing internationally has come true. Her hope to compete in the Olympics has also become a reality.

Mirai Nagasu - 2008 U.S. National Ladies Figure Skating Champion

Mirai Nagasu - NBC/USOC Promotional Photo
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In 2008, Nagasu surprised the skating world by winning the short program in the Senior Ladies event at the U.S. National Figure Skating Championships. She won the short program again in 2010. Mirai Nagasu's parents were born in Japan, so she holds dual citizenship. She is a citizen of both the United States and Japan. During the 2008 competition season, Mirai could not compete in the World Figure Skating Championships since she was too young. In 2009, she announced a coaching change. She now works with Frank Carroll.

Jeremy Abbott - 2010 and 2009 U.S. Figure Skating Champions

2009 US Men's Figure Skating Champion Jeremy Abbott
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Abbott won the 2010 and 2009 U.S. Figure Skating Championships. He won the Pewter Medal at the U.S. National Figure Skating Championships in 2007 and 2008. In 2005, he won the U.S. National Junior Men's title. In 2009, Abbott made a coaching change to World Figure Skating Champion Yuka Sato.

Evan Lysacek - National and World Figure Skating Champion

Evan Lysacek - NBC/USOC Promotional Photo
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Evan Lysacek won the 2009 World figure skating title. He won the U.S. figure skating title in 2007 and 2008. He placed 4th in the 2006 Winter Olympics.

Johnny Weir - Three-Time U.S. National Figure Skating Champion

U.S. Men's Figure Skating Champion Johnny Weir
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At the 2006 Winter Olympic Games, Johnny Weir placed fifth. He won the U.S. Men's title in 2004, 2005, and 2006. At the World Figure Skating Championships in 2005, he finished in fourth place. In 2008, he won a bronze medal at Worlds.

Caydee Denney and Jeremy Barrett - 2010 US Pair Skating Champions

Jeremy Barrett and Caydee Denney - 2010 US Pair Skating Champions
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Caydee Denney and Jeremy Barrett are the 2010 US Pair Skating Champions and the 2009 US Pair Skating Silver Medalists. They rose to the top of the US Figure Skating pair skating scene very quickly.

Amanda Evora and Mark Ladwig - 2010 U.S. National Pair Skating Silver Medalists

Amanda Evora and Mark Ladwig
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At the 2010 U.S. National Figure Skating Championships, pair figure skaters, Amanda Evora and Mark Ladwig, won the silver medal. The team has skated together since 2002.

Meryl Davis and Charlie White - 2010 and 2009 U.S. National Ice Dance Champions

Meryl Davis and Charlie White
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Ice dancers Meryl Davis and Charlie White have had a successful skating career. After winning the United States Junior Ice Dancing title in 2006, they placed third in 2007 and second in 2008 at the U.S. National Figure Skating Championships. In 2009 and 2010, they won the U.S. Ice Dance title. They also won the 2009 Four Continents Championships and the 2009 Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final.

Tanith Belbin and Ben Agosto - Olympic Silver Medalists Ice Dancing

Tanith Belbin and Ben Agosto
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In 1976, ice dancing was first introduced in the Olympics. Americans Colleen O'Connor and Jim Millns won a bronze medal in ice dancing at that Olympics. No other skaters have won an Olympic medal in ice dancing until Belbin and Agosto won the silver medal in 2006.

Emily Samuelson and Evan Bates - US National Ice Dance Silver & Bronze Medalists

Emily Samuelson and Evan Bates Compete in the 2009 ISU Four Continents Figure Skating Championships
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World Junior Ice Dance Champions, Emily Samuelson and Evan Bates, began skating together in 2000. In 2009, they won silver at the US National Figure Skating Championships and bronze at the Four Continents Figure Skating Championships.

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