Olympic figure skater Michelle Kwan makes Iowa appearances for Biden

Olympic figure skater Michelle Kwan makes Iowa appearances for Biden
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Two-type Olympic medalist Michelle KwanMichelle Wingshan KwanOlympic figure skater Michelle Kwan makes Iowa appearances for Biden Skater Michelle Kwan joins Clinton campaign Ex-Olympian under fire for soda ad MORE met with young figure skaters in Iowa on Saturday as she campaigns for former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenSanders joins Biden atop 2020 Democratic field: poll The Hill's Morning Report - Trump trial begins with clashes, concessions Trump says impeachment lawyers were 'really good' MORE in his 2020 Democratic presidential bid. 

“I support Joe Biden, I’m proud to be on team Biden, because I think bottom line he has the best shot at beating our current president, Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpRouhani says Iran will never seek nuclear weapons Trump downplays seriousness of injuries in Iran attack after US soldiers treated for concussions Trump says Bloomberg is 'wasting his money' on 2020 campaign MORE,” Kwan told WHO-TV, a local NBC-affiliate, during an event at the Brenton Skating Plaza in Des Moines. 

Kwan told the couple of dozen people at the rink she thinks about her parents, who emigrated to the U.S. “with nothing” to pursue the American Dream, according to the Des Moines Register

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"I had the opportunity to figure skate," she reportedly added. "That was beyond what parents could dream of. But that's the American Dream. And that's, to me, what's at stake. And that is why I proudly support Joe Biden. He always is a fighter for everyone — not just those at the top."

Kwan, Biden’s director of surrogates, planned to launch a canvass shift in West Des Moines and attend a house party in Johnston after her appearance at the skating rink, the Register noted.

Kwan had campaigned for Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonThe Hill's Morning Report - Trump trial begins with clashes, concessions Trump on Clinton's Sanders comments: 'She's the one that people don't like' Hillary Clinton tears open wound with her attack on Sanders MORE during the 2016 election

She’ll campaign for Biden across the country as the primary continues. 

Ahead of the upcoming Democratic debate in Los Angeles, the Biden campaign has been hosting a contest offering a supporter a chance to meet Kwan and attend the debate for donating as little as $5.

CORRECTION: Michelle Kwan won the silver medal in the 1998 Olympics and the bronze medal in the 2002 Olympics. An earlier version of this story included incorrect information.