Memories of 2014

In this post which was going to be part of the discontinued series “Skaters delivering at home”, Isabelle and Allekha pay tribute to their favorite performances from 2014 – an Olympic year which brought unexpected surprises, debates, controversy, and some of the most remarkable and timelessly beautiful skating performances ever.

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Interview with Naomi Nari Nam

Naomi Nari Nam ca. 2000. Photo credit: Geraldine Wilkins/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images.

In 1999, 13-year-old Naomi Nari Nam was the rising star of American figure skating. Her spectacular performance at the 1999 US Nationals (2nd only to Michelle Kwan) had earned the young skater hoards of fans and tons of media appraise. Naomi’s performance left such a mark on the skating world in the span of mere 4 minutes that the impact reached the other side of the ocean, transforming her into a mini star in her family’s native South Korea. ISU age regulations and bureaucracy problems prevented her from shining on the world stage in 1999.

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