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Michelle Kwan Drops Out of Olympics

Michelle Kwan withdraws from Winter Olympics. Michelle Kwan withdraws from Winter Olympics.
Kwan, after a difficult practice in Torino. Kwan, after a difficult practice in Torino.

TORINO, Italy (KHNL) An injured Michelle Kwan bowed out of the Olympics. She withdrew early Sunday morning because she feels her injury prevents her from completing a solid performance.

For more than a decade she has tried to win Olympic gold and now that dream will not come true.

She apparently strained a groin muscle and the injury worsened during practice.

A Sports Medicine Doctor advised her not to continue.

She thought she'd be 100 percent by the time the games started, but she says she misjudged the severity of her injury.

Emily Hughes will fly to Italy to take Kwan's place.  She is the younger sister of Olympic skater, Sarah Hughes.

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