12 Jan '11, 8am

Michelle Kwan, F11, discusses her studies at The Fletcher School and her future plans to work in diplomacy.

OLYMPIAN Michelle Kwan says it took a lot of hard work on her part before she became world famous. For someone who she started skating lessons in a shopping mall, she has come a long way. She went on to conquer the world stage by winning numerous skating titles, including two Olympic medals, during her 10-year career. The 30-year-old is in Singapore this week to promote ice skating as a US sports envoy. She met with over 100 Republic Polytechnic students where she spoke about her sporting career. Urging RP students to pursue their dreams, she also gave students tips on how to balance sport and studies. Saying it was a fine juggling act, knowing your priorities at each point in time helps. As an undergraduate student, she continued to compete professionally. At present, she is pursuing a postgraduate degree in international affairs from Tufts University's Fletcher School of...

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