Tanith Belbin

U.S. Figure Skating

T Belbin

EVENT - FIGURE SKATING, ICE DANCING

HEIGHT 5'6"

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OLYMPIC HIGHLIGHTS

  • 2010 Olympic Winter Games - 4th place with partner Ben Agosto
  • 2006 Olympic Winter Games - Silver medalist with partner Ben Agosto
                                        

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

  • 2009 - Skate America - 1st
  • 2009 - World Team Trophy - 1st
  • 2009 - World Championships - 2nd
  • 2008 - Grand Prix Final, Goyang City - WD
  • 2008 - Cup of China - 2nd
  • 2008 - Skate America - 2nd
  • 2008 - World Championships - 4th
  • 2008 - U.S. Figure Skating Championships - 1st
  • 2007 - Grand Prix Final, Turin - 2nd
  • 2007 - Cup of China - 1st
  • 2007 - Skate America - 1st
  • 2007 - World Championships - 3rd
  • 2007 - Four Continents Championships - 2nd
  • 2007 - State Farm U.S. Championships - 1st
  • Two-time World Championships silver medalists (2005, 2009)
  • Two-time World Championships bronze medalists (2006, 2007)
  • Five-time U.S. Champions (2004-08)
  • Ranked No. 2 in ISU World Standings as of May

PERSONAL

Coaches: Natalia Linichuk & Gennadi Karponosov
Partner: Ben Agosto

Originally from Canada, Belbin began skating at 2 1/2 because her mom was a skating coach. She went through five partners before teaming with Agosto. Agosto was born in Chicago, but he moved to Detroit in 1998 to skate with Belbin. They missed out on competing at the 2002 Winter Games, despite finishing second at the 2002 U.S. Championships, because of Belbin's unfinished citizenship process. They organized and skated in the 2005 Skate Aid for Tsunami Relief that raised $40,000 for tsunami relief in Southeast Asia.  Belbin would like to become involved in broadcast journalism after her skating career is over.

DID YOU KNOW...?

  • Belbin has worked as a "Good Morning America" correspondent and a Ford NY model
  • Belbin was named ESPN.com Page 2's "Hottest Female Athlete" in 2006
Image by Harry How/Getty Images

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