She didn't enter seniors at 14, though. 2007-2008 was her first senior season, both internationally and nationally. She would have been 16 at her first grand prix event, TEB.
Originally Posted by janetfan
I agree. I'd say Kwan's popularity/name recognition surpasses Lipinski, Hughes, and even Kristi, due in large part to Michelle's 10 years (1995-2005) at or near the very top of ladies skating. I'd venture to guess the only skaters with more name recognition in the last 20 years are Nancy and Tonya.
Originally Posted by chuckm
This upcoming season will be Ashley's 6th at Natls .....it is not quite accurate to call this her 4th season at Natls.
Originally Posted by Mrs. P
You can do the math, no?
I was aware of Sasha before she was a senior....and Ashley was also a skater with big potential at a young age. It has taken her a while....really it is an interesting journey but no need to to pretend she just came on the seen a few years ago. Just not true....