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    Kristi Yamaguchi 20 Years after winning Olympic Gold

    People Magazine fluff article: Kristi Yamaguchi Celebrates 20th Anniversary of Olympic Gold‎

    Interview with School Library Journal about her new children's book and more: http://www.schoollibraryjournal.com/...world.html.csp

    Yamaguchi's book tour kicks off next month: http://news.bostonherald.com/track/i...&position=also

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    Thanks for posting the People article. Love how Rudy is going to teach her daughter.
    When you are up to your arse in alligators it is difficult to remember you were only meant to be draining the swamp.

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

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    Quote Originally Posted by judgejudy27 View Post
    An amazing women, skater, champion, mother and wife. Truly an inspiration and wonderful role model to everyone in the sport.
    ^This..

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    Quote Originally Posted by kwanette View Post
    ^This..
    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.

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    Kristi's been such a great representative for the sport for 20 years. Congrats to her!
    "The Devil is joining in, and that's never a good sign." Phil Liggett

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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.

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    Definer of skating in America!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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    Interview with Kristi Y. as she kicked off her book tour in the New York area: http://web.icenetwork.com/news/artic...&vkey=ice_news

    her book tour schedule (ends March 18 in LA): http://kristiyamaguchi.com/in-the-news/appearances

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sylvia View Post
    Interview with Kristi Y. as she kicked off her book tour in the New York area: http://web.icenetwork.com/news/artic...&vkey=ice_news

    her book tour schedule (ends March 18 in LA): http://kristiyamaguchi.com/in-the-news/appearances
    The tour actually runs through the start of May.

    Just reserved my seats for one of the dates!

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    Quote Originally Posted by briancoogaert View Post
    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.
    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AnnM View Post
    The tour actually runs through the start of May.
    Right you are, oops! The last stop on the online schedule (page 4) is May 05, 2012 1:00 pm
    San Francisco.

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

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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

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    Quote Originally Posted by Morry Stillwell View Post
    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.
    So true!
    What a memory to cherish.

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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.

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    Yeah, couple kids brought skates to the one I attended as well.

    A heads up to anyone looking to attend: forget bringing any photos to sign. A few folks brought photos to sign and she said she would only sign books and skates.

    A few snapshots: http://www.flickr.com/photos/8440248...7629562611819/

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