Ting Cui is an 18 year old olympic bound ice skater from Baltimore, Maryland.
Cui is recovering from an ankle injury.
One of her training methods is skating with pucks on her head and hands to ensure she stays straight and balanced.
Her father attends nearly every practice with her, helping her train
She follows up her skate time with stretching.
Ting is often the last person seen at the gym during closing time completing her physical therapy regimen to gain strength in her ankle post injury.
Ting's award closet, stacked to the top with medals and plaques.
Pictured right is Cui's first time on the ice at 3 years old.
Ting is a 3rd place national winner.
She often shows up at the rink before the sun rises in order to have time to warm up prior to her lesson.
She enjoys the early practice times because of the solitude and peace it gives.
Her daily lunch.
In between her morning practice and her choreography practice, she takes the time to stretch her ankle.
On days she does not go to the rink, she does either an at home or in-gym workout.
Ting is also a college student while training for the olympics. The balance of workloads causes her to need to multi-task. Pictured above, she is completing homework while finishing her workout.
She was awarded the "Baltimore Sun's Women to Watch 2019". She received congratulatory letters.
Cui is in the process of applying to college, including a list of Ivy Leagues. To keep her accomplishments organized for her resume, she has created a web.
Injury has been a topic of worry for Cui in the last year. Her ankle injury has set her back in her training and caused her to become more cautious of the risk she is taking.
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