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Kristi Yamaguchi

Born: Jul 12, 1971

Birthplace: Hayward

Profession: Actor

Nationality: United States

Kristi Yamaguchi

Date of Birth : Jul 12, 1971
Birth Place : Hayward

Kristine Tsuya "Kristi" Yamaguchi is an American figure skater. She is the 1992 Olympic Champion in ladies' singles. Yamaguchi also won two World Figure Skating Championships in 1991 and 1992 and a U.S. Figure Skating Championships in 1992. She won one junior world title in 1988 and two national titles in 1989 and 1990 as a pairs skater with Rudy Galindo. In December 2005, she was inducted into the U.S. Olympic Hall of Fame. Yamaguchi was a local commentator on figure skating for San Jose TV station KNTV during the 2006 Winter Olympics. In 2008, Yamaguchi became the celebrity champion in the sixth season of Dancing with the Stars.


  • Actor
  • Author
  • Athlete
  • Figure Skater
  • Sports analyst

Also known as

  • Yama
  • Kristine Tsuya "Kristi" Yamaguchi
  • Kristi Tsuya Yamaguchi


  • Bret Hedican


  • Keara Kiyomi Hedican
  • Emma Yoshiko Hedican

Awards Won

  • Kids’ Choice Award for Favorite Female Athlete
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