I'm curious about skaters ethnicity and parental origins and if they speak fluently the language of their parents. Please could you add if you know other infos or correct wrong info! Thanks!
Michelle Kwan = Parents are Chinese immigrants from Hong Kong; she speaks Cantonese and some conversational Mandarin.
Caroline Zhang = Her parents are from Wuhan, the capital city of Hubei province in central-eastern China. Does she speak Cantonese or Mandarin??
Kristi Yamaguchi = Japanese heritage, don't think she speaks Japanese
Mirai Nagasu = Parents were born in Japan; fluent in Japanese
Sasha Cohen = Her mother is a Jewish immigrant from Ukraine. She does speak Russian, I don't know if she does speak also Ukrainian, but if she speaks Russian she may understand Ukrainian.
Tara Lipinski = Parents are Polish. I think she does speak Polish.
Angela Nikodinov = Fluent in Bulgarian
Alissa Czisny = She may be of Hungarian descent, but I don't think she speaks Hungarian
Juliana Cannarozzo = Her surname is Italian, I don't know if she speaks that language though.
Evan Lysacek = Religiously he is Greek Orthodox. I don't know his heritage.
Elvis Stojko = Slovenian father and Hungarian mother
Brian Boitano = Italian-American