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Olympic gold medalist skates into her religious heritage

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Oksana Baiul poses with the designer, Levi Okunov (center) and Saule Rachmedova, a ballerina, after Okunov's fashion show during New York City's Fashion week on Feb. 7, 2007. The former gold medalist ice-skater took the runway and danced to Yiddish music as a celebration of her newly discovered Jewish roots. (Daniel Marracino/courtesy of Le)

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Oksana Baiul took the runway in skates, a traditional Hasidic hat and a jacket made from prayer shawls at Levi Okunov's fashion show during New York City's fashion week Feb. 7, 2007. Baiul has recently reclaimed her Jewish roots. (Daniel Marracino/courtesy of Lev)

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Oksana Baiul took the runway in skates, a traditional Hasidic hat and a jacket made from prayer shawls at Levi Okunov's fashion show during New York City's fashion week Feb. 7, 2007. Baiul has recently reclaimed her Jewish roots. (Daniel Marracino/courtesy of Lev)

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Former Olympic gold medalist Oksana Baiul uses her skating skills to celebrate her newfound Jewish heritage.


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