Olympic competitors aren’t born. They’re crafted through years of careful practice, agonies of defeat and the ability to persevere – and improve – under great pressure and difficulty.

That’s why more than 60 young figure skaters – including many of the United States’ top competitors – have made their way to the University of Delaware’s ice rinks over the past decade. Prompted by the U.S. Figure Skating Association and their coaches, they hope to find a competitive edge in the unique biomechanical analysis done by Jim Richards, distinguished professor of kinesiology and applied physiology in the College of Health Sciences. Read the full article on UDaily.

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