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Jin Baseman skates right past obstacles

Jin Baseman skates right past obstacles

Originally Published: January 26, 2012
By Julia Savacool | Special to espnW

At an age when most girls are figuring out boys, algebra and personal fashion statements, Jin Baseman is doing all that -- and training to become one of the top figure skaters in the country. No small task for the girl from Brookline, Mass., but given the obstacles she's surmounted this far, no big deal either.

Baseman, who competes for the prestigious Skating Club of Boston, was born in China's southern province of Jiangxi. For reasons she'll never know, when she was an infant ...

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