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Michelle Kwan Or Michelle Wie?

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edited November 2006 in general discussion
Michelle Kwan
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Name: Michelle Kwan
Nickname: Shelley
Birthdate: July 7, 1980
Birthplace: Torrance, CA
Birthplace of parents: Hong Kong
Chinese name: Wing Shan Kwan
Height: 5 ft 2 in (1.58 m)
Started skating at: 5 years old
Won first competition at: 7 years old
Number of perfect scores of 6.0: 57
Hobbies: swimming, biking
Claim to fame: 9 U.S. championships, 5 world championships, 2 Olympic medals
Once named by People Magazine as: one of the 50 most beautiful people in the World
Quote: "As a child, I'd wonder, 'When I die, will people still remember me 1,000 years later?' And without the gold medal... Well, the Olympics are the ultimate achievement in my sport. At times I think, 'Why should I push myself all those long hours in the rink?' But then I think, 'How will I ever know how good I could have been?' I want to be the Michael Jordan of my sport."


Michelle Wie
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Name: Michelle Wie
Nickname: Big Wiesy
Birthdate: October 11, 1989
Birthplace: Honolulu, HI
Birthplace of parents: South Korea
Korean name: Sung Mi Wie
Height: 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Started golfing at: 4 years old
Won first competition at: 10 years old
Best drive: 391 yards
Hobbies: reading, drawing
Claim to fame: youngest player to qualify for an LPGA tournament (12), make a cut in an LPGA tournament or major (13) and to play in a PGA tour event (14)
Once named by Time Magazine as: one of 100 people who shape our world
Quote: "I don't think I would say I don't belong here; I do belong. I belong on the LPGA; I belong on the PGA (TOUR). I think I belong in both."

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  • crackednutcrackednut MassachusettsPosts: 5,562Member
    edited November 2006
    Michelle Wie is only just starting out
    she hasn't quite established herself as an amazing athelete yet, nor has she gained the iconic status that Kwan has

    Michelle Kwan is without a doubt a LEGEND
    and now she's even the first US Envoy for Public Diplomacy
    She's done more than just win competitions, which, besides her experience, puts her on a different level above Wie
  • antaresantares Posts: 473Member

    ROOKIE

    Michelle Wie has not won anything of significance...yet... When she actually does win, maybe you can start to make a comparison.

    I still don't know about competing with the men thingy. She may indeed one day make the cut at a major PGA event. But then what??? She will NEVER WIN a PGA event. The level of competition at that level is too high. She should stick to the LPGA.

    And look, I was was wrong about Lebron James being overhyped, overpaid...so maybe I could be wrong about Michelle...but I don't think so....
  • joonagejoonage SeattlePosts: 5,155Member

    ROOKIE

    I don't think they can be compared yet.

    And plus, figure skating and golfing are too way different sports.

    But, I voted for Michelle Kwan since she's a legend.
  • K-popMikoK-popMiko California yo!Posts: 1,659Friend of Soompi

    ROOKIE

    Michelle Kwan's been around for awhile and has a lot of accomplishments to her name.
    Michelle Wie, like the previous posters, has just started out. Give her some more years of experience.
  • huangmeixihuangmeixi Posts: 835Member
    Considering Michelle's Chinese, I vote for her.

    But if I were of impartial ethnicity, I would still vote for her because she's accomplished so much, and now she's a goodwill ambassador and that's just amazing.

    Wie hasn't done anything really so far, though I like her clothes. And it's looking like she won't be doing anything. She's no Tiger Wood yet.
  • miss sweetiemiss sweetie 동해의 마음Posts: 2,690Member

    ROOKIE

    QUOTE(joonage @ Nov 11 2006, 08:32 PM) »

    I don't think they can be compared yet.

    And plus, figure skating and golfing are too way different sports.

    But, I voted for Michelle Kwan since she's a legend.

    i agree with you all the way.

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  • LolitaManLolitaMan Posts: 603Member

    ROOKIE

    I'd bang Wie not Kwan. This poll is wack. image
  • krnballer24krnballer24 Posts: 359Member
    eh michelle wie.. i guess
  • LucasBunnyLucasBunny What will I do without him? Posts: 15,205Member

    IDOL

    QUOTE(joonage @ Nov 11 2006, 08:32 PM) »

    I don't think they can be compared yet.

    And plus, figure skating and golfing are too way different sports.

    But, I voted for Michelle Kwan since she's a legend.


    I know
    but I would vote for Kwan cuz she's one of my fav athletes
    regardless of her not winning a gold medal in the olympics
    IMO she's a better skater than Kohen, and that Japanese girl who lucked out in the olypics
  • smiilesmiile ?????? quahog rd islandPosts: 2,884Member
    i like michelle kwan better.

    i dont know why but i dont like michelle wie.
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  • xhkxboixxhkxboix Sunny Southern CaliforniaPosts: 431Member
    kwan.. she's prettier.. and shorter.. i dun like tall girls..

    and i love to skate too ^^

    and she was born like thirty minutes away from where i was born.

    and by the "hobbies" information.. Kwan is more of an active person.

    and wei seems like more of a passive person.. she plays golf.. reads and draws... you know what i'm saying? ^^

    go kwan!!

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  • L.Li-styleL.Li-style Posts: 2,727Member
    Kwan. Never even heard of Wie. ....so yeah.
  • sgwannabesgwannabe .YUI FAN FOR LIFE. Posts: 1,123Friend of Soompi
    definitely michelle kwan: more elegant or nicer. michelle wie i think is too stuck up
  • nyankeesy01nyankeesy01 NYPosts: 5Member
    Sasha Cohen. I don't really think Kwan's skating is interesting. But since Cohen's not in this poll, I'd go with Wie.
  • lidge_fanlidge_fan ? perfection in motion ? Posts: 717Member
    QUOTE(nyankeesy01 @ Nov 25 2006, 08:45 PM) »

    Sasha Cohen. I don't really think Kwan's skating is interesting. But since Cohen's not in this poll, I'd go with Wie.

    lol.....sasha's cute but there's something stuck-up about her that turns me off though
    anyway, in terms of pure talent, i'd have to go w/ tara lipinsky
    now that's one talented skater

    but i'd pick kwan over wie since kwan's on a bunch of medals


  • everlastingxxeverlastingxx Boston, MAPosts: 82Member
    michelle kwan. It's not only because she's more of a known athlete/celebrity, it's just that she's made a mark on the sport forever.
  • lilcrazybratlilcrazybrat Posts: 324Member
    michelle kwan, great inspirational role model to me when i was going up, i think she has more of a impact on society.
  • strykers12strykers12 Posts: 272Member
    edited December 2006
    hmmmm as a guy...
    kwan is prettier but wie can be hotter

    but when talking about sports
    kwan is very accomplished while wie hasn't proven herself against women yet. however wie is still young so she still has plenty of time
  • Jeffversion2Jeffversion2 Eh. No. Honolulu, HIPosts: 739Member
    edited December 2006
    Kwan is just my hero in a sense, since I remember talking about her when I was younger lol.

    Wie I have respect for, but just I think is being a bit too arrogant with her 10 mil right now.
  • shortboyshortboy Pointing = 10x Cooler San Diego, CaliforniaPosts: 2,474Member

    IDOL

    Mmm...I'd go for Michelle image.

    But you can't really compare the two in terms of accomplishments. I mean...it's ICE SKATING vs. GOLFING. Each hold a forte to their own. But overall, I'd go for Kwan.
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