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Alysa Liu, Youngest U.S. Figure Skating Champion, Announces Comeback for Next Season

New York, March 01, 2024, The Europe Today: Alysa Liu, the youngest woman to clinch a U.S. figure skating championship, has declared her decision to end her retirement and make a return to competition in the upcoming season. At just 18 years old, Liu, who last competed at the 2022 world championships and secured a bronze medal, had previously retired in April of the same year, stating that she had accomplished her figure skating goals.

In an official statement released on Friday, Liu expressed her excitement about resuming her skating career, stating, “It was good for me to take time off from skating, and I am beyond excited to begin skating again with my newly found perspective.”

Liu, a two-time U.S. champion, achieved her first title at the age of 13 in 2019, repeating her success as the national champion the following season. She represented the United States at the 2022 Olympics, where she secured the top American result in the women’s competition, finishing in sixth place.

Known for her prolific jumping ability, Liu made history at the age of 12 as the youngest skater ever, and the third U.S. woman, to successfully land a triple Axel in international competition. Additionally, she holds the distinction of being the first American woman to execute a quadruple Lutz in a competition.

Liu’s decision to come out of retirement adds an exciting chapter to her remarkable career, and the figure skating community eagerly anticipates her return to the competitive arena. With her unparalleled talent and groundbreaking achievements, Alysa Liu remains a trailblazer in the world of figure skating.