- Sport: Olympic Figure Skating
- Nation: United States of America
- DOB: June 5, 1985
- Hometown: Colorado Springs, CO
- Career Highlights: Won second straight title at 2010 U.S. Championships, sweeping the short program and free skate just as he had the year before.
... Struggles at the '09 world championships - he finished 11th - convinced him to shake things up, and he left longtime coach
Tom Zakrajsek and his hometown of Colorado Springs, Colo., last spring to train with former world champ Yuka Sato in Detroit.
... Finished fourth at Grand Prix final, won at Skate Canada. ... Discovered music for his "A Day in the Life" short program
when he was scrolling through iTunes and came across the Jeff Beck version. ... Won the 2009 Grand Prix final, the first American
man to do so. ... Won the U.S. junior title in 2005 but failed to qualify as a senior the next year, missing a chance to earn
a trip to the Turin Olympics, a result that Abbott later blamed on poor training and laziness and something he credits for
keeping him focused now. ... His fourth-place finish in 2007 was the highest placement for a first-timer in the senior men's
event at nationals in 20 years. ... Has competed in all three skating disciplines, competing in ice dancing in the mid-1990s
and pairs skating after that.
- Olympic History: None