Despite Loosening Rules, Few Women Figure Skaters Pick Pants

She wore the pants. And on this day, she was the only one.

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Josefin Taljegard, of Sweden, competes in the women's short program during the figure skating at the 2022 Winter Olympics, Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2022, in Beijing. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)
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BEIJING (AP) — She wore the pants. And on this day, she was the only one. In a dramatic black one-piece that felt like classic Audrey Hepburn — white accents and rhinestones, high bun, smoky eyes — Swedish figure skater Josefina Taljegård stood out Tuesday as the only athlete in a field of 30 who wore pants for the short program on the first day of the Beijing Olympics’ marquee women’s figure skating competition. “I…

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