Going for Gold!

Meet eight leading female figure skaters, including Americans Sasha Cohen, Emily Hughes and Kimmie Meissner, as they compete for Olympic glory. By Caryn Midler


Country: USA
Age: 17
Where she ranks: No. 3 in the U.S.
Why we'll watch: In a storybook twist. New York native Hughes got called to duty after medalist Michelle Kwan dropped out of the games – but she had the foresight to stay in shape between taking the SATs. "She's been killing herself," says sister Sarah, who won the gold in 2002. "So she's prepared."