|Alysa Liu Quick Info|
|Height||4 ft 10 in|
|Date of Birth||August 8, 2005|
|Eye Color||Dark Brown|
Alysa Liu is an American figure skater who had won the ‘Gold’ medal at both the 2019 ISU (International Skating Union) Junior Grand Prix in the United States and the 2019 ISU Junior Grand Prix in Poland. She had also won a ‘Silver’ medal at the 2019 ISU Junior Grand Prix Final and a ‘Bronze’ medal at the 2020 World Junior Figure Skating Championships. In the ‘International: Advanced Novice’ tier, she had won the ‘Gold’ medal at the 2019 Asian Open Figure Skating Trophy. She had also won the ‘Silver’ medal at the 2018 Asian Open Figure Skating Trophy and the 2018 International Challenge Cup. She has won the ‘Gold’ medal at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships for 3 years in a row – in the ‘junior’ category in 2018 and the senior category in both 2019 and 2020.
Clovis, Fresno County, California, United States
Richmond, Contra Costa County, California, United States
Alysa had attended a Chinese school near her residence for 3 years before joining the Oakland School for the Arts, a visual and performing arts charter school in Oakland, California, which used to offer, at that time, special emphasis on figure skating. As she started competing in tournaments around the world, she began homeschooling at her father’s law office. As of January 2021, she was a high school student, pursuing her studies through an online program.
- Father – Arthur Liu (Attorney)
- Mother – Yan ‘Mary’ Qingxin
- Siblings – Selina Liu (Younger Sister), Joshua Liu (Younger Brother), Justin Liu (Younger Brother), Julia Liu (Younger Sister)
She is represented by Yuki Saegusa, Business Manager, IMG Sports & Entertainment, New York City, New York, United States.
4 ft 10 in or 147.5 cm
45 kg or 99 lbs
Race / Ethnicity
She is of Chinese descent.
- Toned physique
- Long, straight hair
- Radiant face
- Toothy grin
Alysa Liu Facts
- As of January 2021, she had held the record for being the youngest-ever U.S. ladies’ national champion.
- In 2019, she had become the first lady to win the junior and senior titles in consecutive years at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships.
- She holds the record for being the first junior American female singles skater to have completed a triple Axel in an international competition, and just the 3rd American female overall to do so.
- As of January 2021, she was the only American female skater to have complete a quad jump (quadruple Lutz) in a competition. She also holds the record of being the first female skater to ever land both a quadruple jump and a triple axel in the same program.
- Although she had been active on social media, particularly Instagram, when she had started posting there in 2018, she eventually chose to limit her engagement on social media to avoid dealing with the unnecessary negative comments on her posts.
- In 2019, she was accorded a place in the inaugural ‘Time 100 Next’ list, a compilation of 100 rising stars who are influencing the future of their respective fields. Her ‘recognition article’ was penned by iconic American former figure skater and her childhood hero Michelle Kwan.
Featured Image by Alysa Liu / Instagram