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Chicago girl, Polish roots
Zawadzki's parents came from Poland when her mother was pregnant with her, and after living in Chicago for most of Agnes' life, the family moved to Colorado Springs when she was 13.
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Ellie the elephant
A stuffed animal named Ellie is Agnes' travel buddy, accompanying her around the globe and reminding her of her father, who passed away when she was 10.
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Bronze beauty
At the last two U.S. Championships, Zawadzki placed third, which would be good enough to put her on the U.S. Olympic team this season. She says she's shooting for a gold medal, however.
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Friends, not foes
Zawadzki, second from right, says she and reigning and two-time U.S. Championships winner Ashley Wager, second from left, are "really close" and credits her for showing Agnes the ropes of the senior figure skating tour.
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Dreaming to be like Michelle
Zawadzki says she remembers watching Michelle Kwan on TV for the first time and dreamed that could be her, but doesn't believe others when they say they've seen her on TV. "I always forget about the cameras when I'm on the ice!" she admits.
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