The autobiography was republished in 2006 adding a new chapter on the 2006 season.On July 5, 2015, it was announced that Cohen was engaged to boyfriend, Tom May.A gymnast from an early age, Cohen switched to figure skating when she was seven years old, but it wasn't until she was eleven that she began to take the sport seriously. Cohen competed at the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, Utah, finishing 4th.One of her early skating coaches was Victor Yelchin, father of actor Anton Yelchin. Just up from juniors, Cohen was first in the short program and finished second overall after the free skate, provisionally qualifying for the senior World team. She also finished 4th at the 2002 World Championships, held in Nagano. She won her first ISU Grand Prix event at the 2002 Skate Canada and then won the 2002 Trophée Lalique.
In late December 2003, she changed coaches and began training with Robin Wagner in Hackensack, New Jersey. In the 2004–05 season, Cohen withdrew from her Grand Prix events due to a recurring back injury. championships in Portland and the 2005 World Championships in Moscow, Russia.She took second place at Trophée Eric Bompard, where she fell on a triple salchow during her free skate. With this victory Cohen automatically secured her place on the U. Olympic team for the 2006 Winter Olympics, a spot made official on January 14 of that year by the United States Figure Skating Association.In 2006, Cohen overcame the flu to capture her first U. At the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin, Cohen was in first after the short program, leading Russia's Irina Slutskaya by a mere .03 points.She is renowned for the variety of positions in her spins and its high quality.She popularized the I-spin position, which is sometimes informally referred to as the "Sasha spin", due to her exceptional execution of the move.
In late December 2004, Cohen decided to return to California and train again with her first coach John Nicks. Cohen started her Olympic season by placing first at the Campbell's International Figure Skating Challenge.