About Tara Lipinski:
1989 - first figure skating lessons
1991 - family moved to Sugar Land, Texas
1993 - Tara and her mother returned to Delaware for training
1994 - won a gold medal at the US Olympic Festival and second place at the National Novice level
1995 - second place at US National Junior championships and fourth at the World Junior championships
1996 - third place at National championships, fifth at World Juniors, and fifteenth in the World championships in the senior division
1996 - began training with Richard Callaghan, in Michigan
1997 - won the Ladies' U.S. National Figure Skating Championship, the youungest to win
1997 - also won the world championship in women's figure skating
1997 - published Tara Lipinski: Triumph on Ice: An Autobiography by Tara Lipinski as Told to Emily Costello
1997 - named SportsWoman of the Year by the US Olympic Committee
1998 - came in second to Michelle Kwan for the world championship
1998 - gold medal in women's figure skating at Olympics in Nagano, Japan, the youngest individual athlete to date to win a gold medal in the Winter Olympics
April 1998 - turned professional, stating the need to spend more time with her family, which had often been separated for the sake of her training
1998 - first operation on her hip
1998 - published Totally Tara: An Olympic Victory
1998 - republished Tara Lipinski: Triumph on Ice with an update on her Olympic victory
1999 - appeared on daytime television's The Young and the Restless for three months
2002 - second major hip operation
2005 - elected to the US Figure Skating Hall of Fame
After Turning Pro:
After turning pro, Tara Lipinski appeared in such professional roles as the Stars on Ice tour.
She endorsed products, and also worked for a number of charities, especially youth-oriented organizations.
Tara Lipinski has also been quite public about her hip pain, strained through many years of training and performance, and the surgery on her hip in 2000.
She spends time in Sugar Land, Texas, at the home of her parents, and at her own home in Los Angeles, where she pursues an acting career.
Little Known Facts:
Tara Lipiniski and her mother find special inspiration in the life of St. Therese of Lisieux.
Because the USFSA has changed its rules after her 1998 victory, Tara Lipinski will remain the youngest winner.