Kristi Yamaguchi

1992 Olympic Gold Medallist
Albertville, France

Event/Season 1987/88 1988/89 1989/90 1990/91 1991/92
Winter Olympics         1st
World Championships   6th 4th 1st 1st
World Junior Championships 1st        
U.S. Championships   2nd 2nd 2nd 1st
Goodwill Games       1st  
Skate America   3rd   1st 2nd
Nations Cup       1st  
Trophée Lalique         2nd
NHK Trophy   2nd 2nd    



Date of Birth: July 12, 1971 in Hayward, California

Began skating as a child in order to heal her club feet.

Coach: Christy Ness

Skating Club: St. Moritz ISC

1986: U.S. National Junior Pairs Champion (with Rudy Galindo)

1988: Junior World Champion

1988: Junior World Pairs Champion (with Rudy Galindo)

1989: U.S. National Champion, Pairs (with Rudy Galindo)

1990: U.S. National Champion, Pairs (with Rudy Galindo)

1991: World Champion

1992: U.S. National Champion

1992 Olympic Games, Albertville, France - Gold Medalist

1992: World Champion


1992: Joined Stars on Ice.

2000: Married Bret Hedican. Two children, Keara and Emma.

2008: Won Inspiration Award from Asian Excellence Awards.

2008: Sonja Henie Award from Professional Skaters Association.

2008: Winner, Dancing With the Stars.

In winning the 1991 World Championship Yamaguchi was part of the U.S. Sweep of the ladies event that year.

Wrote Always Dream, Pure Gold, and Figure Skating for Dummies.

Made numerous television appearances.

USOC Olympic Hall of Fame, World Figure Skating Hall of Fame, and U.S. Figure Skating Hall of Fame.


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