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Tara Lipinski

Tara Lipinski (born June 10, 1982) is an American figure skater. She won the Ladies' Singles Olympic gold medal for figure skating at the 1998 Winter Olympics. She is the youngest individual to win a gold medal in Winter Olympics' history.

Early life

Lipinski was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She was the daughter of Patricia (née Brozyniak), a secretary, and Jack Lipinski, an oil executive and lawyer. She was raised in New Jersey.

Awards and recognition

The year before her Olympic win, the U.S. Olympic Committee named Lipinski the 1997 Female Athlete of the Year. Lipinski is particularly proud of the recognition she has received from fans. In 1999 and 2000 she was voted Best Female Athlete at the Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards.

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