- Sarah Hughes
Hughes at the 2001–2002 Grand Prix Final
Personal information Full name Sarah Elizabeth Hughes Country represented USA Born May 2, 1985
Great Neck, New York
Height 1.65 m (5 ft 5 in) Former coach Robin Wagner Skating club Skating Club of New York Retired 2003
Hughes was born in Great Neck, New York. Her father, John Hughes, is a Canadian of Irish descent and was the captain of the NCAA champion 1969–70 Cornell University ice hockey team. Her mother, Amy Pastarnack, is Jewish and is a breast cancer survivor. This led Sarah Hughes to become an advocate for breast cancer awareness. She appeared in a commercial for General Electric promoting breast cancer awareness and research. Hughes stated: "I always said that if I can get one person to get a mammogram, I've accomplished something." Among the other causes Hughes supports are Figure Skating in Harlem, which provides free ice skating lessons and academic tutoring for girls in the Harlem community in NYC. Hughes has supported this program for over ten years.
Hughes won the Junior title at the 1998 United States Figure Skating Championships in the 1997–1998 season. The following season, she competed on the ISU Junior Grand Prix, winning the silver medal at the 1998–1999 Junior Grand Prix Final and at the 1999 World Junior Figure Skating Championships. At the 1999 U.S. Figure Skating Championships, which were held after the World Junior Championships, Hughes won the pewter medal. It was her senior-level debut.
The U.S. had three spots to the 1999 World Figure Skating Championships, and Hughes, by placing fourth at Nationals, would not normally have qualified for the team. However, Naomi Nari Nam, the silver medalist, was not age-eligible to compete at Worlds. Hughes was also not age-eligible for the senior World Championships. However, Hughes had won the silver medal at the 1999 World Junior Championships, held in November 1998, and so was allowed by ISU rules to compete at the 1999 World Championships. She finished 7th at those World Championships.
In the 1999–2000 season, Hughes made her Grand Prix debut, winning the bronze medal at the 1999 Trophée Lalique. She won the bronze medal at the 2000 U.S. Figure Skating Championships and placed 5th at the 2000 World Figure Skating Championships.
In the 2000–2001 season, she won three medals on the Grand Prix circuit and won the bronze medal at the 2000–2001 Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final. She won the silver medal at the 2001 U.S. Figure Skating Championships. At the 2001 World Figure Skating Championships, she won the bronze medal.
In the 2001–2002 season, Hughes competed again on the Grand Prix, winning the 2001 Skate Canada International and placing second at her other two events. She won her second consecutive bronze medal at the Grand Prix Final and then won the bronze medal at the 2002 U.S. Figure Skating Championships to qualify for the 2002 Winter Olympics.
The week before the opening of the 2002 Olympics, Hughes appeared on the cover of Time magazine.
At the 2002 Olympics, Hughes placed fourth in the short program. In her long program, she landed seven triple jumps, including two triple-triple combinations. She won the long program, and as the three contenders ahead of her after the short program all made mistakes in their respective long programs, Sarah jumped from fourth to first in the overall standings and won the event.
After her Olympic win, Hughes was honored with a parade in her hometown of Great Neck. Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton spoke at the event and declared it Sarah Hughes Day. She received the James E. Sullivan Award as the top amateur athlete in the U.S.
Hughes did not compete at the 2002 World Figure Skating Championships. She stayed in for the 2002–2003 season. She won the silver medal at the 2003 U.S. Figure Skating Championships and placed sixth at the 2003 World Figure Skating Championships.
In 2003, Hughes began her studies at Yale University. She took the 2004–2005 year off from college to skate professionally with the Smuckers Stars on Ice tour company. She was inducted into the International Jewish Sports Hall of Fame in 2005. On May 25, 2009, Hughes graduated from Yale and received a bachelor's degree in American studies with a concentration in U.S. politics and communities.
Hughes' biography, Sudden Champion: The Sarah Hughes Story, was written by Richard Krawiec in 2002.
During her career she worked on quadruple jumps and triple axels but never did one in competition.
Event 1997–98 1998–99 1999–00 2000–01 2001–02 2002–03 Winter Olympic Games 1st World Championships 7th 5th 3rd 6th World Junior Championships 2nd U.S. Championships 1st J. 4th 3rd 2nd 3rd 2nd Grand Prix Final 3rd 3rd Skate America 4th 2nd 2nd Skate Canada International 1st Trophée Lalique 3rd 2nd Cup of Russia 3rd Nations Cup 2nd Vienna Cup 1st Junior Grand Prix Final 2nd Junior Grand Prix, Hungary 2nd Junior Grand Prix, Mexico 2nd
- J = Junior level
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- ^ Benet, Lorenzo (June 7, 2009). "Michelle Kwan & Sarah Hughes Graduate College". People Magazine. http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,20283736,00.html. Retrieved June 7, 2009.
- ^ Longman, Jere (February 14, 2000). "FIGURE SKATING; Kwan Wins, but Challengers Are Rising Fast to Meet Her". The New York Times. http://www.nytimes.com/2000/02/14/sports/figure-skating-kwan-wins-but-challengers-are-rising-fast-to-meet-her.html?scp=1&sq=kwan&st=nyt.
- Sarah Hughes at the International Skating Union
- Sarah Hughes at the United States Figure Skating Association
Olympic champions in figure skating – Ladies' singles
1908: Madge Syers • 1920: Magda Julin • 1924: Herma Szabo • 1928: Sonja Henie • 1932: Sonja Henie • 1936: Sonja Henie • 1948: Barbara Ann Scott • 1952: Jeannette Altwegg • 1956: Tenley Albright • 1960: Carol Heiss • 1964: Sjoukje Dijkstra • 1968: Peggy Fleming • 1972: Beatrix Schuba • 1976: Dorothy Hamill • 1980: Anett Pötzsch • 1984: Katarina Witt • 1988: Katarina Witt • 1992: Kristi Yamaguchi • 1994: Oksana Baiul • 1998: Tara Lipinski • 2002: Sarah Hughes • 2006: Shizuka Arakawa • 2010: Kim Yu-Na
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