|Tara Lipinski Quick Info|
|Height||5 ft 1 in|
|Date of Birth||June 10, 1982|
Tara Lipinski is an American former professional figure skater, actress, and sports commentator who had won the ‘Gold’ medal at the 1998 Winter Olympics, the 1997 World Figure Skating Championships, and the Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final in both 1996–97 and 1997–98. She had clinched the ‘Silver’ medal at the 1996 GP (Grand Prix) Nations Cup, the 1997 GP Skate America, the 1996 GP Skate Canada International, and the 1997 GP Trophée Lalique. She had also won the ‘Bronze’ medal at the 1996 GP Trophée Lalique.
Tara Kristen Lipinski
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
She splits her time between –
- Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States
- Texas, United States
- Santa Monica, Los Angeles County, California, United States
- Kiawah Island, Charleston County, South Carolina, United States
Professional Figure Skater (Retired), Actress, Sports Commentator
- Father – Jack Richard Lipinski (Oil Executive, Lawyer)
- Mother – Patricia Lipinski (née Brozyniak) (Secretary)
5 ft 1 in or 155 cm
48 kg or 106 lbs
Boyfriend / Spouse
Tara has dated –
- Dax Shepard (2007) – Rumor
- Todd Kapostasy (2015-Present) – Tara had started dating TV producer and director Todd Kapostasy soon after they had first met at the Sports Emmy Awards in May 2015 where she had presented him with an award. They got married in June 2017.
Race / Ethnicity
She is of Polish descent.
- Toned physique
- Shoulder-length, straight hair
- Affable smile
- Radiant face
Tara Lipinski Facts
- When Tara had won a ‘Gold’ medal at the U.S. Olympic Festival in 1995, she was the youngest to achieve the feat.
- At the U.S. Figure Skating Championships, in the senior tier, she had won the ‘Gold’ medal in 1997, the ‘Silver’ medal in 1998, and the ‘Bronze’ medal in 1996. In the junior tier of the competition, she had won the ‘Silver’ medal in 1995 and another ‘Silver’ medal in the novice tier in 1994.
- In 1997, she had become the youngest skater to win a ‘Gold’ medal at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships. She had held the record until 2019. The same year, she had become the youngest female skater to win a ‘Gold’ medal at the World Figure Skating Championships.
- A year later, aged 15, she had become the youngest figure skater to win an Olympic ‘Gold’ medal. In 1999, she had become the youngest figure skater to win the World Professional Figure Skating Championships.
- Tara had retired from competitive figure skating in 1998 and had started participating in professional events. She had then won the 1998 Skate TV Championships, the 1998 Jefferson Pilot Financial Championships, and the 1999 World Professional Figure Skating Championships.
- In team events, she had won the 1998 Ice Wars event, the 1999 Ice Wars event, the 1999 Grand Slam Super Teams of Skating, the 2001 World Ice Challenge, and the 2002 Ice Wars event.
- After retiring from the sport in 2002, she had become a prominent sports commentator covering major events such as the Olympics.
- She holds the record for being the first female figure skater to complete a triple loop-triple loop combination, her signature move, in competition.
- She was inducted into the ‘United States Figure Skating Hall of Fame’ in 2006 and had become the youngest figure skater to achieve this feat.
Featured Image by Tara Lipinski / Instagram