Olympic medalist Michelle Kwan marries in RI

Michelle Kwan from the United States performs her Michelle Kwan from the United States performs her free skating program at the World Figure Skating Championships in Dortmund, Germany. Kwan, the most decorated figure skater in American history, has been elected to the U.S. Figure Skating Hall of Fame. (March 27, 2004) Photo Credit: AP

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PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Olympic medalist figure skater Michelle Kwan and Clay Pell, a grandson of the late Sen. Claiborne Pell, have married in Rhode Island.

The Providence Journal reports (http://bit.ly/VCCver ) that Kwan and Pell married at the First Unitarian Church in Providence. About 250 guests attended, including Gov. Lincoln Chafee (CHAY-'fee) and his wife, Stephanie.

Uniformed police officers stood guard outside the church as the 32-year-old Kwan and her bridesmaid emerged from a club across the street from the church.

Pell, a lawyer and Coast Guard lieutenant, works on the national security staff at the White House.

Kwan is a public policy envoy with the State Department and the most decorated figure skater in American history. She won 43 championships, the silver medal at the 1998 Winter Olympics and bronze at the 2002 Games.

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