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We know you know exactly where the 1998 Olympic gold medalist is – calling out all the figure skating action at the Beijing 2022 Olympics underway alongside his broadcast partner Johnny Weierthe couple joining the NBC Sports family in 2013.
“It’s like a long-lost kindred spirit that I met late in life,” she said. Told QG de Weir in 2018. “I can’t imagine my life without him.”
Lipinski became the youngest world champion at 14 in 1997 before beating everyone at the Nagano Olympics at 15, also the youngest figure skater to win Olympic gold. (She also beat her American teammate and expected favorite Michelle Kwanwho finished second.)
“Going out and skating like I did, that’s how I trained, that’s how every skater hopes to perform,” she reminded E! News before the Beijing Games. “I remember my legs shaking when they called my name and that had never happened before. I was like, ‘Oh, what am I doing now? I need this!’ But to then be able to skate like I did, I’ll always remember not so much my wins, but the moment the music stopped and I ran across the ice, just the relief I felt , the joy I felt in skating well and performing well, but doing it in front of millions of people at the Olympics.”
She met her future husband, producer Todd Kapostasy, when she presented him with an award at the Sports Emmys in 2015, and they married two years later. They have teamed up to produce the 2022 Peacock documentary interferenceabout the 2002 Salt Lake City Olympics scoring scandal that resulted in two sets of pair skating gold medals.
“Skating has definitely made its mark when it comes to scandals,” Lipinski told E!. “Obviously Tonya Harding and Nancy Kerrigan, then the judges scandal of 2002. Hopefully that’s in our past.”