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" My parents did not come to the U.S. with much; they had a lot of hardship. "
" 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. "
" Like my parents taught me, never give up, and always love what you do. "
Never Give Up
" There's a lot of skaters that I look up to, and I think my biggest skating role models were the two Russian competitors at the 2002 Olympic games in Salt Lake City. They really motivated me to follow my passion in skating, and it really blossomed from there. "
" Honestly, I am human. I make mistakes. "
" I've always had Russian coaches. "
" As a family, we are all intrinsically motivated. "
" We were all just taught to work as hard as we could, use these opportunities to advance, and just really appreciate all that we had. "
" Ever since I started skating, making the Olympic team was my ultimate dream. It's what has inspired and motivated me throughout my entire career. "
" Ever since I was a younger skater, I've been working my way to these big jumps. "
" My skating career won't last forever. "
" There's always things that I can improve on. "
" I always carry my phone with me. I always have a computer on me. "
" Every day is a new day, and ultimately, I have to figure out what works each day. "
" I have a very close family. I have four older siblings: two brothers and two sisters. "
" I am a first-generation American of Chinese decent. My parents were both born and raised in China and moved to the U.S. in their 20s. "
" These big jumps take a big toll on the body, especially a young body. So, it's kind of risk or reward, I guess. "
" It's reassuring knowing that people are supporting me and want to know more about me. It comes with being the national champion and making the Olympic team. I think that it's telling me I'm on the right path. "
" I hate spiders; I'm terrified of spiders. "
" My training and ballet background definitely gives me the competitive edge on the ice. "
" 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. "
" In terms of, like, interviews, I used to struggle a lot with interviews; I never knew what to say. "
" If it's time to indulge, I love desserts, especially Hershey's chocolate. I also love sushi and Japanese food. Food is my favorite in general. "
" I really enjoy traveling to... I went to Spain. That was really cool. Japan was really cool. France was really cool. "
" Skating is a sport that I found a lot of interest in from a very, very young age. Ultimately, I think that being on the ice, being in the cold, and trying things and challenging myself in different ways is something that made me really interested in skating. "
" I do very scientific-based training. However, for skating, that's a little bit out of the ordinary. Many skaters base their off-ice training around plyometrics, whereas mine is very strength- and power-based. "
" I remember being a little kid walking down the grocery aisle seeing athletes on these cereal boxes. "
" Once I landed the triple Salchow, I put it in the program. First landed triple toe, straight into the program. That's what I did with my quad suite. "
" I'm the baby for sure. My siblings are looking out for me, making sure I'm not doing something stupid. They are making sure my head is set straight and that I'm a good person outside of skating and inside of it, too. "
" I want to get another Olympic medal outside the team event. "
" I don't think the demographic for skating really entails a lot of basketball watching. "