About Kristi Yamaguchi:
Dates: July 12, 1971 -
Known for: Olympic gold medal, figure skating, 1992; artistic interpretation; first athlete of Asian descent to win the Olympic Gold medal in figure skating
Sport: Figure Skating
Country Represented: United States
Olympics: XVI Olympic Winter Games, Albertville, France, 1992, USA Women's Figure Skating
Also known as: Kristi Tsuya Yamaguchi
Organizations: Founder, the "Always Dream" Foundation, 1996
- Gold Medal, World Figure Skating Championships, Munich, Germany, 1991
- Gold Medal, World Figure Skating Championships, Oakland, California, USA, 1992
- Gold Medal, XVI Olympic Winter Games, Albertville, France, 1992
- U.S. Figure Skating Hall of Fame, 1999
- World Figure Skating Hall of Fame, 1999
- U.S. Olympic Hall of Fame, 2005
- Mother: Carole Yamaguchi, medical secretary
- Father: Jim Yamaguchi, dentist
- Siblings: two
- husband: Bret Hedican, NHL defenseman (Carolina Hurricanes), married July, 2000
- two daughters: Keara, October 1, 2003; Emma Yoshiko, November 17, 2005
- Kristi Yamaguchi. Always Dream. 1998.
- Judy L. Hasday. Kristi Yamaguchi. 2007.
- Lionheart Books Ltd. Staff. Kristi Yamaguchi: Triumph on Ice. 2000.
- Anne Janette Johnson, Donna Lopiano (foreword). Great Women in Sports. 1996.
- Elaine A. Kule. Kristi Yamaguchi. 2005.
- Jody Meachem. Christy Ness and Kristi Yamaguchi. Figure Skating for Dummies. 1997.
Books for Children and Young Adults:
- Burby, Liza N. Kristi Yamaguchi. 1997. Ages 5-8.
- Rambeck, Richard. Kristi Yamaguchi (Sports Superstars Series). 1997. Ages 9-12.
- Wellman, Sam. Kristi Yamaguchi (Female Figure Skating Legends). 1999. Ages 9-12.
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