Case 6

Kristi Yamaguchi

American Gold Medalist Figure Skater

Kristine Yamaguchi (1971 -         )



Kristi Yamaguchi is a professional ice skater who won gold at the 1992 Winter Olympics.   Her early junior title win was at the U.S. championships in 1986.  Two years later, Yamaguchi won the singles and, with Rudy Galindo the pairs junior title at the 1988 World Junior Championship.   in 1989 Yamaguchi and Galindo won the senior pairs title at the US Championship and won the title again in 1990.


After the Olympics she skated with Stars on Ice and in 2008 became the sixthe season champion.  During her pro career she created the Always Dream Foundation and in 2010 she became an ice skating analyst for the Winter Olympics. Then in 2012 she created her own active wear line.