Sasha Cohen was born on October 26, 1984 in Westwood, California. As a small child, Sasha Cohen was involved in many activities such as art, dance, and sports. Sasha Cohen has continued her interest in these activities and has taken up many new ones including ice skating and rock climbing.
Biography and Career :
At age five, Sasha Cohen began gymnastics and progressed to level 5. At the suggestion of a friend, Sasha Cohen tried ice skating for the first time. For two years, Sasha Cohen skated group lessons once or twice a week. At age 10, Sasha Cohen committed herself to the sport of ice skating and began skating seriously at this time. Preparing for her juvenile year, she learned a single axel at the age of nine, and acquired her double salchow and double toe loop by age 10
. At age 11, Sasha Cohen had mastered all of her double jumps except for the double axel, which was a difficult jump for her until her novice year.
Sasha Cohen competed as a Junior Lady at the 1999 US National Championships and finished a promising second place. For the 1999-2000 season, Sasha was chosen to be on the USFSA Team B and was therefore, assigned to two international competitions.
She entered the 1999-2000 ice skating competition
as a senior lady after passing her senior test in the summer of 1999. Sasha had high expectations for herself and many goals she wished to accomplish. She told Blades on Ice Magazine that it was her goal to place in the top 4 at the 2000 U.S. National Championships in Cleveland, Ohio. Sasha fulfilled this expectation by placing first in the short program, second in the long program and second overall. Following her silver medal at the U.S. Championships, Sasha performed on the Tom Collins Champions on Ice Summer Tour.
Sitting out during the 2000-2001 season due to back injury, Sasha Cohen regained her health, renewed her focus and began competing again in the fall of 2001. Considered a contender for the 2002 Olympic Games
, Sasha is working on becoming the first woman to land a quadruple jump in competition!
- Sasha Cohen began skating at age 7.
- Sasha Cohen is on her school honor roll and has won many gymnastics awards. Sasha Cohen's other interests are art, jewelry making, reading, and designing costumes.
- Sasha Cohen admires Michelle Kwan and many other great lady skaters of the past.
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