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The Age-old Question in Figure Skating: How Old Is Too Old?

Russia's Kamila Valieva performs during the women's free skating competition of the ISU European Figure Skating Championships in Tallinn, Estonia, Saturday, Jan. 15, 2022. (AP Photo/Raul Mee)
Russia's Kamila Valieva performs during the women's free skating competition of the ISU European Figure Skating Championships in Tallinn, Estonia, Saturday, Jan. 15, 2022. (AP Photo/Raul Mee)
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(AP) -- Tara Lipinski was a sprightly 15-year-old ballerina-on-ice when she won figure skating gold at the 1998 Nagano Olympics.

Sarah Hughes was but a year older when she did the same thing four years later in Salt Lake City.