Stories about: Andrea Stracciolini

Helping Olympian Aimee Buchanan get back on her skates

Aimee Buchanan, who had surgery to remove a bursa, performs a Biellmann spin at the 2018 winter Olympics

Like many young athletes, Aimee Buchanan dreamed of going to the Olympics. But unlike most athletes, she skated her way to success, overcoming multiple injuries along the way. A dual American-Israeli citizen, Aimee competed for Israel’s figure skating team at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea. She placed 10th in the women’s short program team event and ultimately helped her team finish ahead of both South Korea and France.

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A fine balance: Dance health at every age

dance healthWhen Amelia Maguire, now 17, started dancing at age 3, she coveted the cute costumes. She adored her teacher and seeing her dance friends, says her father Mark. But sometime between the toddler and teen years, Amelia fell in love with dance.

Like many young and enthusiastic athletes, Amelia embraced her sport with a passion “She was doing splits all of the time,” recalls her mother Jeanne. “I didn’t realize I should have said hold up — you’re doing too much.”

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