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Palo Altan Vincent Zhou nominated to Olympics figure skating team

Original post made on Jan 7, 2018

It's official: 17-year-old Palo Alto teen Vincent Zhou has been selected for the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Sunday, January 7, 2018, 12:50 PM

Comments (12)

Posted by Anonymous
a resident of Duveneck/St. Francis
on Jan 7, 2018 at 3:59 pm

I was there, saw all competitors (unlike what you see on tv). I recommend attending this event in future if it’s convenient to you.
Enjoyable and interesting. A problem though is there’s clearly an aspect of subjectivity and marketing in choosing the Olympics men’s (and women’s,!) figure skating teams after the nation championships....

Posted by Nayeli
a resident of Midtown
on Jan 7, 2018 at 5:21 pm

Nayeli is a registered user.

Congratulations, Vincent Zhou!

Posted by parent
a resident of Midtown
on Jan 7, 2018 at 6:55 pm


Posted by Catherine
a resident of Duveneck/St. Francis
on Jan 8, 2018 at 10:23 am

Go Vincent! Looking forward to your performance in Feb!

Posted by Local Mom
a resident of Green Acres
on Jan 8, 2018 at 10:24 am

What a champion's spirit! Love the letter quoted. Congratulations, Vincent, we will be rooting for you!

Posted by Jenny
a resident of Los Altos Hills
on Jan 8, 2018 at 11:16 am

Fantastic performance, from an intelligent and gifted young man with drive! We should be proud of our homegrown Bay Area Olympians. Does anyone know if there is a way to support him on this journey (tax-deductible preferred)?

Posted by anon
a resident of Evergreen Park
on Jan 8, 2018 at 12:58 pm

Go Vincent!!!!!

Posted by I went to school with you at Hoover Do you remember me?
a resident of Hoover School
on Jan 8, 2018 at 6:18 pm

congrats man

Posted by Rivalry
a resident of Palo Alto High School
on Jan 8, 2018 at 8:20 pm

Winter Lodge alum! One of the unique things about Palo Alto—our kids learn to ice skate in elementary school!

He attended the choice school, Hoover. Would he have attended Paly or Gunn :D

Paly grads: Jim Harbaugh (1982), pro football player, pro coach; Lily Zhang (2014), Olympic table tennis and 2012 U.S. National Champion in women's singles. Web Link

Congratulations to Vincent, our eyes will be peeled to the T.V. even if you would be a Titan. Best wishes!

Posted by SkateR
a resident of Gunn High School
on Jan 8, 2018 at 10:41 pm

It was so delightful to watch him perform this weekend at the US 2018 Nationals in San Jose. He did a passionate, energetic and fun program! And he had one heck of a large cheering section all dressed up in matching t-shirts. He didn't disappoint!
So happy I got to see him skate! I wonder if it was Winter Lodge where he skated as a 51/2 year old birthday participant?!
Winter Lodge is a fabulous place in case you haven't been lately-go visit and skate!

Posted by Sylvia T
a resident of another community
on Jan 12, 2018 at 9:16 am

Sending Vincent and the supporting team that includes coaches, doctors to the Olympics cost a lot.
family accommodation alone is $800-$1000 per night per person near the Olympic village.
Each family only gets $7500 from Team USA to cover the expense.
Vincent's mom has given up high tech career to support Vincent since he was 9 year old.
If you want to support the family and the team, donation can go to New England Amateur Skating Foundation, benefit: Vincent Zhou

Posted by Sylvia T
a resident of another community
on Jan 12, 2018 at 9:37 am

here is the donation form:
Web Link

Go Vincent!

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