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Joining her on the team were Sasha Cohen (second) and Sarah Hughes (third).The 21-year-old Kwan and Russia's Irina Slutskaya were favorites to win the gold.
However, she suffered a stress fracture on her foot and was forced to withdraw from her third Champions Series Final. Many people consider her performances of her Rachmaninoff short program and free skate set to William Alwyn's "Lyra Angelica" at the 1998 U. Championships to be the high point of her career from both a technical and artistic standpoint.Butyrskaya lost her commanding lead by finishing third behind Slutskaya in the free skate, allowing Kwan to win the overall title as well.During the 2000–2001 season, Kwan began working with the famed designer (and former figure skater) Vera Wang, who designed most of her competition and exhibition costumes for the next six years.Kwan's nine world medals overall is the all-time record for an American skater in any discipline. Championships (1996, 1998–2005), tying the record for most wins set by Maribel Vinson-Owen (1928–1933, 1935–1937). At the age of 12 in 1992, Michelle passed the gold test to become a senior-level figure skater despite the disapproval of her coach. The next season, she won the 1994 World Junior Championships.The only ladies' singles skater with more world titles or medals is Sonia Henie of Norway. In 1993, Kwan finished sixth at her first senior U. In 1994, Kwan finished second to Tonya Harding at the U. Championships, which ordinarily would have placed her on the U. team to the 1994 Olympic Games in Lillehammer, Norway.
Kerrigan and Harding both dropped out of eligible competition before the 1994 World Championships.