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For as long as I can really remember, I wanted to be a doctor.
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I am doing a figure skating clinic right now for inner-city youth in Chicago along with Blue Cross Blue Shield.
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I am not really sure how I got interested in medicine.
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I begged my mom to let me start skating.
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I got a bronze medal and I can't complain about that, the only African-American to get a medal in the Winter Olympics.
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I judged the world professional championship in 1999, and it felt good to be on the other side judging instead of skating.
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I just thought that it was magical having to glide across the ice.
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I tell people I'm too stupid to know what's impossible. I have ridiculously large dreams, and half the time they come true.
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I was always very strong in math, physics and calculus.
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I watch a lot of professional skating, and I am really looking forward to going to nationals.
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I would make my mom buy me the toy doctor kit.
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In 1988, that was probably the best-trained I ever was during my skating career. It was one of those competitions where you knew you were ready, but you didn't want to blow it by not having your head straight.
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In college, when I had to declare a major, I first went for medical microbiology, but it wasn't what I thought it would be.
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It is great to be a part of the whole skating family, and it makes me feel ecstatic that my name will be among the greats of the sport.
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Maybe if I was more concerned with the gold medal than my performance, I probably wouldn't have missed anything else.
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My mother introduced me to many different things, and figure skating was one of them.
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My skating is a very emotional thing that comes from the heart, never doing it for the medal.
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My sophomore year I lived in this co-ed fraternity called Alpha Sigma Phi, and one of my friends was a mechanical engineer.
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Plus, it also meant a lot because it was the Olympic year, and if I wanted a shot at Olympic gold I needed to be national champion.
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Probably the '86 nationals. That was my first real national title and first real statement I ever made in figure skating, and my life changed after I returned.
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Right now I am doing my residency in orthopedic research.
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So I went for engineering, specifically product design, which I enjoyed.
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The Olympics: not one of my better memories.
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Then I left for awhile to train for the Olympics, and when I came back I no longer wanted to be a medical microbiology major.
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Then I went on to win worlds, which added to the change in my life. Winning that was outstanding, but I skated better at the nationals.
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What was most important to me at the Olympics was going out there and performing my best. When I messed up the first jump combination, which was my big move, it hit me that I messed up the program of my life.
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With orthopedics, I imagine that I can use my experience to make better prosthetic devices or surgical equipment.
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