Michelle Kwan was named one of 15 Olympian finalists for the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Hall of Fame, Class of 2022, the first class to be inducted since 2019. Kwan is the 1998 Olympic silver medalist, 2002 Olympic bronze medalist and five-time World champion.
In addition to the 15 Olympians, the USOPC announced nine Paralympians, three Olympic teams, two Paralympic teams, six legends, three coaches and three special contributors as finalists. Team USA fans can cast their votes here until May 16.
“On behalf of the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Committee, it is an honor to unveil the finalists for induction into the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Hall of Fame, Class of 2022,” said USOPC CEO Sarah Hirshland in a statement on TeamUSA.org. “Each finalist has had a profound impact on Team USA, and on the greater Olympic and Paralympic movements. We are proud to honor their work in living out the Olympic and Paralympic ideals, and we look forward to celebrating the Class of 2022.”
Team USA fans can vote for the five Olympians, three Paralympians, one Olympic team and one Paralympic team to be nominated for induction into the Class of 2022. U.S. Olympians and Paralympians and the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic family will vote on the legend, coach and special contributors categories.
The Class of 2022 will be announced on June 1 and inducted on June 24 during a ceremony at the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Museum.