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    Rachael Flatt & Broadmoor/Liberty Open highlights

    I think it's high time those old-timers Kimmie, Yu-na, and Mao retire and make way for the new kids on the block.

    Here is an article from the Blades on Ice web site about 13-year-old Rachael Flatt. She is the 2005 U.S. novice champion and 2006 U.S. junior silver medallist, and is in the news now because of her recent victory at the Broadmore Open event in Colorado Springs.

    Rachael will compete in the junior grand prix this year, starting with the Mexico City event in September, and hopes to make it to senior nationals in Spokane.

    (Scroll down to The 2007 Season Begins with the Emergence of a New Star, by Alexandra Stevenson.)

    There is also (last two paragraphs) a rather enigmatic A.P. McDonough reference in the article:

    "While watching these competitors, I couldn't help wonder what ever happened to the very talented Ann Patrice McDonough , who had trained in the Springs since she was 3...

    "During the Torino Olympics, the Colorado Springs Gazette traced her to Chicago where she had recently started to teach a Learn To Skate program in a suburban rink. To their reporter's question of ‘What happened?', she replied, 'Nobody needs to know. I don't want my life in the spotlight any more.'"

    Here's AP in 2002
    Last edited by Mathman; 07-12-2006 at 08:16 PM.

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