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" My parents always enforce the idea of never giving up upon all of my siblings and me, and I think that's something that will stick with me my whole life. "
" Being able to land all the quads, especially doing them all in one program, is mentally huge. "
" Largely, I began skating because I wanted stuff to do outside of school. My mom decided to put me into figure skating. "
" An artistic standpoint - I've watched a lot of ballet and source some inspiration from how they move, connect with each other, and find meaning in their movement. "
" I genuinely dislike sequins. "
" I began skating in the official practice venue of the 2002 Games. It was a huge Olympic atmosphere with Apollo Ohno sitting on the wall every day when I walked into the rink. That was really cool and very inspiring to see. "
" Just being here at the Olympics is pretty incredible in itself. Seeing the unity of the athletes and to see how everyone has worked so hard to get here - and we are all so excited to be here - it's awesome to be able to experience it. "
" As a kid growing up, I didn't want to tell any of my classmates I did figure-skating because I knew they'd be like, 'Oh, you're a skater, you're gay, blah blah blah.' So I kept it to myself. Once I started getting to more of an elite level, I didn't really care what people thought, though. "
" Half of learning a new element is just getting over the fear of doing it. Once you mentally prepare yourself enough to do the jump, that is really half the battle. "
" I want to get another Olympic medal outside the team event. "
" Like my parents taught me, never give up, and always love what you do. "
Never Give Up
" I would love to be working in a hospital or in a completely different realm, working with or exploring the lives of animals. "
" I really like to bike outdoors and love the weight-based workouts that I do. I am not the biggest fan of other cardio-based workouts. Off-season cardio sessions are pretty grueling. "
" I just like to keep pushing myself and the sport. "
" There are always times when you don't want to go to the rink, or you don't want to do all the things you're supposed to do. Sometimes you're exhausted, or it's been a long week, but I always remind myself that this is my Olympic dream and the passion, because I love the sport very much. "
" Skating in itself is a difficult sport, and the amazing athletes within the sport are very challenging. "
" From a logistical standpoint, I learned about when to peak, when to push, when to recover throughout the season. "
" There are always benefits and good things, bad things that come out of every performance. "
" The Olympics have really motivated me, ever since I started skating as a little kid. "
" As a family, we are all intrinsically motivated. "
" I like the challenge and instant gratification of landing a new jump or learning a new element. That made me fall in love with the sport. "
" I began skating when I was 3. It was during 2002, the year the Olympics were held in Salt Lake City. "
" Throughout the day, I'll snack a lot. I always have some breakfast cereal, like Kellogg's cereal, something on hand, so that I can just quickly get some carbs in. "
" Never give up. There are always tough times, regardless of what you do in anything in life. Be able to push through those times and maintain your ultimate goal. "
Never Give Up
" It's crazy how fast time flies and how things progress. "
" There's always things that I can improve on. "
" Triples are hard. Triple axel is just not my jump. Quads are really my thing. "
" I never got to go to prom or homecoming or a lot of the typical teenage stuff. But, if you think about it, I've gotten to go and meet different people and travel all over the world. "
" I am proud to be a first-generation Chinese-American in the sport of figure skating. "
" I tend to be a little bit more quiet and just to myself. I'm a little bit more introverted than extroverted. "
" It's like you get a high off the jumps, and you crave it, and you want to do it again and again and again. "