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Alysa Liu On What Tara Lipinski Told Her After Breaking Her Skating Record | TODAY

Alysa Liu On What Tara Lipinski Told Her After Breaking Her Skating Record | TODAY
just 13 years old and standing four foot seven ELISA Liu is making a big name for herself in the world of Figure

Skating

over the weekend she became the youngest cater ever to win the US Championships stealing the show with not one but two triple axels that somebody that's something that no woman in this competition has ever done before and this morning we are truly delighted to meet ELISA and have her with us good morning congratulations thank you we could watch that over and over and over again have you watched it yeah I have a few times okay and

what

do you think when you see it can you believe this is real this isn't this really happened like yes I did this I did this I'm just looking at over everything I did so take us to that moment like right before you get onto the ice okay

what

does it feel like to be you

what

are you saying to yourself

what

are you feeling inside I'm telling myself like over and over again I can do it just do it and I'm actually nervous before I get right before I get on but me and my coach do you like our ritual which

what

's that so I jump up and down eight times in the landing position and it's like a superstition if I don't do it so eight times yeah well it seems to work you got to keep doing it so you do this amazing performance you win the national figure

skating

championships

what

was it like to be on that metal podium and suddenly everybody's looking at you and they know your name it's really cool...
alysa liu on what tara lipinski told her after breaking her skating record today
actually I'm I was so happy I actually couldn't get on the podium of that yeah they had to help me up but it's a cool photo now when you were waiting for your scores because I mean we all thought you killed it but I don't when you were sitting there waiting for those numbers to pop up on the screen did you think wow I think I had like one of my best performances ever yes I was thinking that and I was also nervous because I didn't know

what

my score was gonna be but I just hoped it was like better than

what

I could have done

what

yeah how long you been

skating

like this Kate years since I was five since you were five years old is this the kind of thing that you dream about like this moment yes and I know everyone's asked you this but are you dreaming about the Olympics too yeah but you'll be when will you be ready because you're so young you you have to wait yeah I can't even do internationals either but I get extra practice before one of the cool things that happened was once you got the medal for this you said well you know

what

I'm not gonna keep this medal I'm gonna give it to my dad because he deserves it why do you think your dad deserves that because he he just helps me so much he brings me to the rink every day and I think he puts in a lot of effort in deserves it long hours huh can you imagine sitting in the audience being him we happen to have your dad standing you must be summer therm out of this amazing young woman yes...
alysa liu on what tara lipinski told her after breaking her skating record today
okay so put us in your shoes for a second you're sitting in the bleachers you're watching her she steps out onto the ice you seemed calm in the audience

what

were you feeling I was calm I had confidence in her I knew that she was going to deliver it it must be so incredible to have a young lady with so much talent but the whole family really has to get into it and support it I know you've got four other kids absolutely we all have to make a lot of sacrifices for her yeah I travel a lot with her and the other kids without me a lot of the times so Melissa was telling us this really funny story I was asking if her little brothers and sisters if anybody skated and you

told

us your sisters did for a time

what

happened so when she first started

skating

she had her first competition with my cousin he's the same age as her so um they both competed against each other and is both their first competition and he won and my sister got second they got so mad and just quit she's she's still mad she's still not yeah that's now a lot of people ELISA know your name now but you I was just wondering like of all the famous people in the world who you look up to who's like the one person you would love to meet Michelle Kwan even though I haven't met her I would definitely love to meet her again yeah and you were talking to me about your favorite kind of music yeah who do you love to listen to I like to listen to ariana grande heavily Eilish kachou you bet...
alysa liu on what tara lipinski told her after breaking her skating record today

tara

lipinski

know until you was the youngest person ever to win at nationals and

what

did she say to you when you got to meet face to face she's like I'm so proud of you

record

s are meant to be broken and I'm so happy that you broke the

record

yeah you are on such a roll Alyssa we are cheering you on all the way thanks for coming to hang out with those do that thank you yes all right by the way her busy day in New York is not over because Alyssa is going to be on Fallon tonight so look for her there could be fun right you