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Name: Sarah Hughes                                                               
Born: 2May 1985 Great Neck, New York                                             
Sarah Elizabeth Hughes (born May 2, 1985 in Great Neck, New York) is an American 
figure skater and the 2002 Olympic gold medalist.                               
Hughes is the fourth of six children; her father is a Canadian of Irish descent 
and her mother, Amy Pasternack, is a Jewish American. Her younger sister,       
Emily Hughes, was the women's 2006 bronze medalist in the U.S. National Figure   
Skating Championships and placed seventh at the 2006 Olympics in Turin.         
Hughes's mother Amy is a breast cancer survivor, and Hughes has become a breast 
cancer advocate by doing a commercial for General Electric promoting breast     
cancer awareness and research. Hughes stated: “I always said that if I can get 
one person to get a mammogram, I've accomplished something."                     
Her father, John Hughes, was captain of the NCAA champion 1969-70 Cornell       
University ice hockey team, which is the only NCAA hockey team to finish         
unbeaten at 29-0-0.