It’s been almost four years since Figure Skater Sasha Cohen announced her break from skating, and now we hear the great news that she is back. Would you like to know more about this beautiful and talented skater? Keep reading to know her more, plus photos and video below.
Don’t be fooled by her height (5’2”) and petite body; figure skater Sasha Cohen is a lot tougher than she seems, this young skater started her career professionally when she was just 11.
Sasha’s first and now current coach is the British former figure skater John Nicks, he also coached Kristi Yamaguchi. Later Sasha traded John for the Russian coach Tatiana Tarasova, who also worked with Johnny Weir and then to the American Robin Wagner who worked with Silvia Fontana and Sarah Hughes.
When she was just 19 she won her first gold medal (in France), a silver medal (U.S Championship), and won in her first Grand Prix competition. At age 20 she won gold and bronze medals (U.S and France). When she was 22 years old she earned her place on the Olympic Team, now with the Olympic team she competed in the 2006 Winter Olympics where she won the silver medal.
Eight months after Sasha performed in” Skating with the Stars, under the Stars” with champions on ice, in April, she announced her break from skating for the next couple of years, but will definitely be at the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics. In recent news a few days ago we heard the fantastic news that Sasha is Back!!!!! Unfortunately, she did not make the United States Olympic team.
Some facts you need to know about Sasha Cohen.
- Her real name is Alexandra Pauline Cohen.
- Sasha was born in Los Angeles on October 26, 1984.
- Her mother Galina is from Ukraine and used to be a ballet dancer.
- She has a younger sister Natasha.
- She is famous for her Sasha spin as she called it ( I spin, picture below)
- Sasha has collaborated with CSI New York, Las Vegas,
- In films she appeared in the Bratz Movie, Blades of Glory.
- Sasha is also a gymnast.
- “Fire on Ice” is Sasha’s autobiography.
Sasha Cohen Video.
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