Letters: Mar. 4, 2002

Hope and Glory

It thrilled me to see that the figure skater gracing your cover was New York's own Sarah Hughes [OLYMPIC PREVIEW, Feb. 11]. I attended the 1999 World Championships in Helsinki and saw the then 13-year-old Hughes mesmerize the crowd with her performance. She is a gracious yet tough competitor and a great role model. BONNIE HOLZER New York City

Hughes is a very talented skater, but she has not yet developed the beauty and grace that Michelle Kwan has. And she has certainly not developed the ability to control what she says to the press. Her comment that...

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