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Michelle Kwan Or Michelle Wie?

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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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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

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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....

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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I'd bang Wie not Kwan. This poll is wack. :wacko:

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eh michelle wie.. i guess

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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

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i like michelle kwan better.

i dont know why but i dont like michelle wie.

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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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Kwan. Never even heard of Wie. ....so yeah.

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definitely michelle kwan: more elegant or nicer. michelle wie i think is too stuck up

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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.

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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

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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.

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michelle kwan, great inspirational role model to me when i was going up, i think she has more of a impact on society.

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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

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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.

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