Tara Lipinski is one super talented lady who has already made more accomplishments than a lot of 50-year olds, despite being less than forty years, She began her career at quite an early age as a skater and won several ladies’ singles competitions including a gold medal at the 1998 Olympic. Retiring from skating, she went into TV presentation, hosting and appearing in several TV productions.
Below is all you need to know about former competitive figure skater, now turned sports commentator, Tara Lipinski.
Tara Lipinski Bio, Age
Tara Lipinski is the only child of Jack and Patricia Lipinski. She was born on the 10th of June 1982 in Philadelphia Pennsylvania U. S. A. but spent her earliest days in Gloucester County, New Jersey.
She has obviously been skating most of her life. At the age of three, young Lipinski was already in love with roller skating and her parents didn’t discourage her, they rather allowed her to follow her dream. As it is normal with kids, at the age of 6, her dream shifted from roller skating to ice skating.
In 1991, her dad was transferred to Sugar Land, Texas and that meant that the whole family had to move too but due to the lack of training facilities in the city, Tara and her mom had to move back to Delaware in 1993 and later to Detroit to enable her train seriously for international competitions.
Back in Michigan, she began training under Richard Callaghan Tara and soon took the world by surprise. In 1995, she became the youngest person to win a gold medal at the Olympic tournament at the age of twelve. In 1997, the Lipinski kid went ahead to win the U.S national championship and became the youngest kid ever to win the world championship
Tara Lipinski was not done with her surprises, at the age of fifteen, she won the Olympic gold medal for ice skating, making her the youngest skater to win that medal. With the many medals behind her, today, Tara has traded in her skates for a microphone as a sports commentator in Pyeongchang. She has been doing this alongside Johnny Weir as her new career partner since 2004.
The former skater has a big heart. and has been championing her own tour popularly known as Tara Lipinski Miracle match which is aimed at raising funds for the fight against Leukemia. She has also hosted a five-city fashion show for Limited Too known as Passion for Fashion and has made a guest appearance in the Wheel of Fortune dressed as a genie and graciously offered her winnings to the Boys and girls club of America.
It has not been exactly confirmed how much the Polish-American is worth but according to some sources, her net worth is estimated at $4 million. These are earnings from Tara Lipinski’s skating as well as her TV career.
Is She Married? Who is Her Husband?
Lipinski is currently married to her heartthrob Todd Kapostasy. The couple met at the sports Emmys sometime in May 2015. Theirs was a whirlwind romance as they got engaged seven months later and tied the knot on June 24, 2017.
Tara was over the moon as she couldn’t contain her happiness over her marriage to Todd and this was what she said on her wedding: ” Winning an Olympic gold medal was a very proud moment for me,” but nothing compares to having someone you love to spend the rest of your life with you.”
Tara Lipinski and Todd Kapostasy had their wedding in Charleston, South Carolina. Tara’s broadcast partner and BFF was the bridesmaid at her wedding.
Todd Kapostasy was born on July 7, 1984. He graduated with a double major in history and political science from Brown University. Kapostasy has always been a sports lover. While in high school, he was a high jumper on the School’s track team.
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He began his career at ESPN as a production assistant shortly after he left university. He would spend the next seven years with U.S based sports channel learning about news production. In 2015, he left Connecticut for Los Angeles where he began working as Fox Sports producer. Todd remains one of the top notable personalities in the media industry today.
How Tall Is She?
Tara Lipinski is not particularly tall; she stands at the height of 5ft 1″(154.9cm) and tries to keep a modest weight as well as stay fit.