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Paying for their increased skating-rink time led to financial hardship for Kwan's working-class family. She also earned the silver medal at the 1998 Nagano Olympics and the bronze medal in the 2002 Salt Lake City Olympics.
When Kwan was ten years old, her family could no longer afford a coach, but they were offered financial assistance by a fellow member of the Los Angeles Figure Skating Club that allowed them to train at the Ice Castle International Training Center in Lake Arrowhead, California. Kwan has received a combined total of 57 perfect marks (6.0s) at major competitions, the singles record under the former 6.0 judging system.
Kwan was only the second figure skater Wang designed for, following Nancy Kerrigan.
At that year's national championships, Kwan again won the title, receiving first-place ordinals from all 9 judges in both the short program and free skate.
Kwan started out the 1997–1998 Olympic season by winning Skate America (where she defeated Tara Lipinski) and then Skate Canada. title from Lipinski at the 1998 National Championships, despite her fractured toe.
Her "regular" competitive programs that season were "Fate of Carmen" (short program) and "Lamento D'Ariane" (free skate). In her free skate, Kwan landed seven triple jumps, including a triple toe loop/triple toe loop combination, and won that segment of the competition.Kwan won the bronze medal behind Hughes and Slutskaya.She continued to compete on the Olympic-eligible circuit, although in a more limited way.Joining her on the team were Sasha Cohen (second) and Sarah Hughes (third).The 21-year-old Kwan and Russia's Irina Slutskaya were favorites to win the gold.