Kristi Yamaguchi 20 Years after winning Olympic Gold

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  1. Sylvia

    Sylvia On to Nationals!

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  2. Aussie Willy

    Aussie Willy Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for posting the People article. Love how Rudy is going to teach her daughter.
     
  3. judgejudy27

    judgejudy27 Well-Known Member

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    An amazing women, skater, champion, mother and wife. Truly an inspiration and wonderful role model to everyone in the sport.
     
  4. kwanette

    kwanette Fetalized since 1998

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    ^This..
     
  5. Jot the Dot Dot

    Jot the Dot Dot Headstrong Buzzard

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    Couldn't have put it better. Interesting how she's carried on her mother's tradition of giving her children Anglo first names but Japanese middle names, as a way of honoring their heritage in a Western nation.
     
  6. Garden Kitty

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    Kristi's been such a great representative for the sport for 20 years. Congrats to her!
     
  7. Jessica

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    What a great article! Kristi has always been such a classy woman. It would be great to see her daughter follow in her footsteps. Time will tell.
     
  8. caseyedwards

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    Definer of skating in America!
     
  9. liv

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    There's a 40 year old not needing botox any time soon. What a lucky lady and a very nice one too.

    i can't believe it's been 20 years and she doesn't look much older than when she won.
     
  10. briancoogaert

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    Such a good memory to me. I watched it live, and was so impressed by the ladies that night (not that it was perfect, but by the attempted difficulties : so impressive).
    Kristi is one of the best ever, and a real role model.
     
  11. os168

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    Really like Kristi. Remember seeing her at Olympics growing up and was one of the 1st Asian ethnic faces that made a huge impression. Then of course Michelle followed her!!

    I enjoyed watching her overcoming her shyness on Dances with the stars few years ago, thought she's amazing and so impressive and professional. When the music comes on, she is a different woman. You can tell she is a great champion.
     
  12. Sylvia

    Sylvia On to Nationals!

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  14. Morry Stillwell

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    I even had better luck. As team leader for the US I was my fortune to stand by the rail and see that fabulous performance. Yes, I cried.

    Kristy remains as a wonderful memory and a continuing beacon for the all skaters to emulate.
     
  15. Sylvia

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    Right you are, oops! :) The last stop on the online schedule (page 4) is May 05, 2012 1:00 pm
    San Francisco.
     
  16. ks777

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    I can't believe it's been 20yrs already!
     
  17. RD

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    I went to one of her book signings today. It was well worth it and I got some good pics too, including one with her :)
     
  18. skatesindreams

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    So true!
    What a memory to cherish.
     
  19. snoopysnake

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    She had book signings in the Boston area this past week. I was lucky enough to be able to go to one. She is very charming and so are her children's books. There were quite a few young girls from local skating clubs there. One even brought her ice skates for Kristi to sign, which she did.
     
  20. RD

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    Interesting. For the signing I went to for her last book, she signed the book and up to two other items even though the event website said nothing other than books would be signed.
     
  22. Sylvia

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    Last edited: Jul 13, 2012
  23. leafygreens

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    I wonder why. Maybe time is a factor? Preventing re-selling of the photos shouldn't be a problem as long as they are personalized.
     
  24. Garden Kitty

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    Kristi continues to be such a great ambassador for the sport and it's great to see how she's still is with the public.
     
  25. maureenfarone

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    Kristi is a class act. I was happy to learn that Rudy Galindo works with Kristi's daughter. I love all the things Kristi is involved with now - she has a very full life.