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Kristi Yamaquchi - Famous Skater


Full Name: Kristi Tsuya Yamaguchi

Date of Birth: 12 th July, 1971

Country: The United States of America

Sport involved in: Figure Skating

Career: Kristi Yamaguchi started skating at an early age. She teamed up with Rudy Galindo and won the junior pairs title at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships in 1986. In the 1988 World Junior pair Championships, she won both the singles and pairs titles. Yamaguchi and Galindo won the United States Figure Skating Championships in 1989 and 1990. Yamaguchi participated in the 1992 Albertville Winter Summer Games . There she won the only Olympic title of her career in the women's singles figure skating competition. After the 1992 Olympics, Yamaguchi turned professional.

Achievements made:

  • Winner of the junior pairs title at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships in 1986
  • Winner of the 1988 World Junior Pair Championships
  • Winner of the United States Figure Skating Championships in 1989 and 1990
  • Winner of the World Championships ladies' singles titles in 1991 and 1992
  • Gold medalist in the women's singles figure skating event at the 1992 Albertville Winter Summer Games
  • Inducted into the U.S. Olympic Hall of Fame in 2005

Performance at the Olympics: Kristi Yamaguchi competed at the 1992 Albertville Winter Summer Games. In the Games, she had a lead after the original program with Nancy Kerrigan in the second place . After the completion of all the programs included in the figure skating event, Yamaguchi won her only Olympic gold medal defeating Midori Ito of Japan.

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