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Volume 24 No. 117
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ESPN CHILTON SPORTS POLL: YOUNG GUNS NOT AMONG FAVS, YET

          In December of '97, ESPN Chilton Sports Poll     interviewed over 900 figure skating fans and asked them     about their favorite male and female figure skaters:     
FAV. MALE PRO FIGURE SKATERS
FAV. FEMALE PRO FIGURE
SKATERS
None
46.4%
None
41.3%
Scott Hamilton
34.8%
Kristi Yamaguchi
17.7%
Brian Boitano
8.5%
Katarina Witt
9.6%
Elvis Stojko
5.9%
Nancy Kerrigan
9.5%

ESPN Chilton notes that U.S. Figure Skating Champs Tara Lipinski, Michelle Kwan and Nicole Bobek, who will be competing in the '98 Nagano Game, are currently not in the top five. ESPN Chilton will revisit this list again in February and March, when the three are likely to appear. -30-