Yamaguchi, Kristi (1971–)

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Yamaguchi, Kristi (1971–)

American figure skater. Born Kristi Tsuya Yamaguchi, July 12, 1971, in Hayward, CA; m. Bret Hedican (hockey player), July 8, 2000.

Captured gold medals in ladies' singles and pairs (with Rudy Galindo) at World Jr. championships (1988); won silver medals at US National championships (1989, 1990, 1991) and a gold medal (1992); won back-to-back World titles (1991, 1992); won the gold medal at Albertville Olympics (1992). Inducted into World and US Figure Skating Hall of Fame (1998).

See also autobiography, Kristi Yamaguchi: Always Dream; and Women in World History.

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