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Olympic Figure Skater Emily Hughes Marries Amit Mukherjee, One Of Forbes’ 30 Under 30

By Karen Price | Sept. 03, 2017, 1:48 a.m. (ET)

Emily Hughes and Amit Mukherjee pose after getting engaged on March 19, 2016 in New York City.


Emily Hughes, a figure skater for Team USA at the Olympic Winter Games Torino 2006, married Amit Mukherjee on Saturday in a ceremony in Woodbury, New York.

Approximately 400 guests helped the couple celebrate the big day. 

Hughes, 28, finished seventh in women’s figure skating at the Torino Games, just four years after her older sister, Sarah Hughes, won the women’s figure skating gold medal at the Salt Lake City Winter Games in 2002.

Mukherjee, 29, is a partner at venture capital firm New Enterprise Associates and was named to Forbes magazine’s 30 Under 30 list for the venture capital industry in 2016.

The couple began dating in 2013 and Mukherjee proposed to Hughes in March 2016 at the site of their first date in New York City.

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Hughes worked as a consultant in New York until November 2014, when she joined Google as a business analyst working on the company’s high-speed internet project, Google Fiber. She now works at Johnson & Johnson and also serves on the United States Olympic Committee’s Athletes Advisory Council. The couple lives in the Bay Area.

Hughes, originally from Great Neck, New York, was the first alternate to the 2006 Olympic team and had the chance to compete after Michelle Kwan withdrew due to injury. She was 17 years old. Hughes later took a year off from Harvard to try to make the 2010 team but was unsuccessful in her bid.

Hughes was also the 2007 U.S. national silver medalist and 2006 bronze medalist.

Karen Price is a reporter from Pittsburgh who has covered Olympic sports for various publications. She is a freelance contributor to TeamUSA.org on behalf of Red Line Editorial, Inc.