CLIFFSIDE PARK, N.J. -- Happy birthday to Oksana Baiul, formerly of Cliffside Park.
The Olympic Gold medalist was born Nov. 16, 1977 and turns 39 on Wednesday.
Born in the Ukraine Soviet Union, the champion ice skater moved to Cliffside Park's The Carlyle building in 1998. She had previously lived in Connecticut.
She won the Gold in 1994 and was a 1993 World Champion.
She skated at the Red Square ice rink in Moscow alongside champions from Russia, China, France and other countries in December 2006. She also collaborated with ballet dancer Saule Rachmedova in "Ice Theatre of New York" in February 2007.
Baiul has her own line of clothing and jewelry has appeared on the Bravo television program Celebrity Poker Showdown. She was also part of the celebrity panel of judges on the ABC show "Master of Champions" in 2006.
She skated "Swan Lake" at the One Step Closer HIV AIDS figure skating exhibition in 2010.She married her former manager, Carlo Farina, in 2015 and lives in Las Vegas.
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