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Jeremy Abbott Bio

  • NameJeremy Abbott
  • Birthday: June 5, 1985
  • Hometown: Aspen, Colorado
  • Skating Club: Detroit Skating Club
  • Trainer: Yuka Sato
  • Choreographers: Shae-Lynn Bourne, Pasquale Camerlengo and Tom Dickson

Jeremy Abbott began skating when he was only two years old, but it was after watching a figure skating performance by an Olympic gold medalist when he was only four that inspired him to become what he is today… a member of the 2010 U.S. Olympic team.

Toddler to the Top

Jeremy’s mom took him out to the ice rink for public skating in Aspen, Colorado when he was only two years old.  By the time he was four, he had already entered in a skating competition called Funtastics. He won his first bronze medal when he was 10 and his road to the Olympics was smooth as ice.

Babyface JeremyCourtesy of zimbio.com
 

Jeremy was known for his ability to dance with a partner from an early age. Here is a short list of some of the girls he has performed with:

  • Amanda Cunningham
  • Katie Hoffmaster
  • Brittany Vise
  • Krystal Sorenson

After some tough years of getting over injuries, Jeremy started winning national gold medals in 2005 when he was 20 years old. In 2008, he finally got to compete with the rest of the world’s best figure skaters. He finished 11th. Here are some other great accomplishments that shortly came after:

  • Highest score ever recorded by an American man at the Cup of China Grand Prix event
  • First American man to ever win the Grand Prix Final
  • 2009 America’s Best Male Skater
  • 1st place at Skate Canada

Change of Pace

Awesome AbbottCourtesy of web.icenetwork.com

Jeremy recently changed trainers, taking a big risk to work with someone new. His new trainer is World Champion Yuka Sato. Since the change, Jeremy says,

"Everyone has doubt in themselves, but I used to believe it. That little nagging voice in the back of my head that told me I couldn't do it, I'd believe it. I'm learning I can quiet that voice and tell it to shut up."

Now Jeremy is one of the world’s best figure skaters.  He’s now giving back to the sport raising money into the Jeremy Abbott Training Fund, providing support for other kids who can’t afford to get into the sport.

Jeremy wins GoldCourtesy of ESPN
 

Favorite Stuff

  • Sports figure: Dan Jansen
  • Sports team: Boston Red Sox
  • City: Tokyo
  • Season: Fall
  • Author: J.K. Rowling
  • Magazine: GQ
  • Gadget: iPod
  • Vacation: Italy in the spring 2009
  • Performer: Adelle
  • Reality show: Project Runway
  • Drink: Orange vitaminwater
  • Quote: "With a nation behind us, with the world before us, and within us all...Amazing Awaits."

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