The 2012 World Figure Skating Championship kicked off in Nice, France, on Monday and American Jeremy Abbott, 26, is seeking to win his first world medal at this week's event.

I'm always trying to show different aspects of my personality and different sides of myself to grow and expand, Abbott told the Detroit Free Press. Each season, you only get to see one or two sides of me. But if you kind of go back and look at my career, you can kind of get more of a picture of my story.

Abbott one of, if not the hottest name in figure skating at the moment and he has won three of the last four U.S. men's titles. He won his second of three U.S. championships in 2010.

Reports are that Abbott relocated to the Detroit Skating Club in Bloomfield Hills three years ago in an attempt to win the medal in France.

Yuka Sato, who coaches Abbott, told the Detroit Free Press that, He's a true artist. He feels things and he enjoys the process of the project of creating whatever he's trying to perform.