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  Kristi Yamaguchi - MSN Encarta
Kristi Yamaguchi, born in 1971, American figure skater, winner of the 1992 women's figure skating Olympic gold medal.
Although she was born clubfooted, she was able to overcome her deformity, and she began ice skating before she was ten years old, training with coach Christy Kjarsgaard Ness.
From 1990 Yamaguchi concentrated on singles competition and earned international acclaim for the technical difficulty of her routines.
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 USATODAY.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Kristi Yamaguchi: It's hard to say because of the cast changes, but a lot of the Carpenters music will still be used, and some of the tango ensemble numbers.
Kristi Yamaguchi: It was unfortunate, and I hope with the inquiries the judging situation will be fairer for all the skaters.
Kristi Yamaguchi: At first I was a little intimidated, but we rehearsed with KISS about 3 or 4 times before the performance and they were very friendly and enthusiastic.
www.usatoday.com /community/chat/2002-04-09-kristi.htm   (1253 words)

 A Kristi Yamaguchi Fan Page
Kristi as Madame Butterfly - I like Kristi, I like the program, but if she was seeking her roots then she might have looked further than an opera written by an Italian.
Kristi Tsuya Yamaguchi is the dominant professional female skater these days and tends to win virtually all competitions that she enters.
Kristi's skating idol was Dorothy Hamill, and Kristi was the first American woman to win gold at the Olympics since Dorothy, ending a drought of 16 years.
www.skate.org /yamaguchi   (547 words)

 Kristi Yamaguchi   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Kristi was born on July 12, 1971 in Fremont, California.
Kristi is a talented skater who formerly skated both singles and pairs (with partner Rudy Galindo).
Kristi had success in both disciplines but left her pairs career in order to give full attention to her solo career.
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 Kristi Yamaguchi - Free net encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Yamaguchi began skating as a child, as physical therapy for her club feet.
Yamaguchi was the first woman to have won both the U.S. senior pairs and ladies figure skating titles since Yvonne Sherman in the late 1940's.
Unlike her rivals Midori Ito and Tonya Harding, Yamaguchi did not include the triple axel jump in her program, but compensated with superior artistry and inclusion of the triple lutz-triple toe loop jump combination.
www.netipedia.com /index.php/Kristi_Tsuya_Yamaguchi   (407 words)

 Kristi Yamaguchi Biography | Sports Stars
Although Yamaguchi was born and raised in California, fans and reporters often think she is a native of Japan.
Yamaguchi was born with a foot problem--both feet pointed inward--that her mother said may have made her a better skater.
Yamaguchi fell in love with skating when she was four, watching American Dorothy Hamill win a gold medal in the 1976 Olympics.
www.bookrags.com /biography/kristi-yamaguchi-spo   (1664 words)

 Current Biography Excerpts: Figure Skating
Drawing on her superior technical skills, natural poise, and innate musicality, the twenty-year-old Yamaguchi glided past her formidable rivals to reach the zenith of her profession--and to become the first American woman to win the Olympic championship title in figure skating since Dorothy Hamill, in 1976.
Kristi Yamaguchi's victory was all the sweeter because it came as something of a surprise.
As recently as 1990, Yamaguchi had not yet won a major United States or international singles competition, but in the eleven months leading up to the 1992 Winter Games, the quietly confident skater blossomed into a performer of such exquisite grace and powerful athleticism that she was without rival among her peers.
www.hwwilson.com /currentbio/figuresk.html   (982 words)

 Kristi Yamaguchi
Yamaguchi was one of the first original celebrities photographed by Annie Liebovitz for the 'Milk Mustache' campaign and her likeability and popularity 'Q' rating continues to amaze advertising experts.
Kristi's Olympic victory encouraged millions of young American girls to strive for something better and 'always dream.' She has authored two book projects, Figure Skating for Dummies and Kristi Yamaguchi, Always Dream.
Kristi was named to the U.S. Hall of Fame by the United States Figure Skating Association and to the World Skating Hall of Fame in 1999.
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 Kristi Yamaguchi   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Kristi Yamaguchi was born on July 12, 1971 and she is still alive.
Kristi was 10 years old when she started working with her coach Christy Kjarsgaard Ness.
When Kristi was older, she became an ice skater for the United States Olympic team.
www2.lhric.org /pocantico/womenenc/yamaguc.html   (136 words)

 FitTV :: Art of the Athlete :: Meet the Athletes
Kristi was one of the first American women to compete in both pairs events and ladies singles.
Kristi is one of the most popular female athletes in the country, as indicated by many awards and surveys, including being recognized three years in a row as "Favorite Female Athlete" by Nickelodeon's Kids' Choice Awards.
Kristi Yamaguchi is passionate about making a positive difference in the lives of children.
fittv.discovery.com /convergence/artoftheathlete/bios/yamaguchi.html   (489 words)

 Daily Celebrations ~ Kristi Yamaguchi, Always Dream ~ July 12 ~ Ideas to motivate, educate, and inspire
Yamaguchi was born with a foot deformity that required special shoes and nightly braces.
Dorothy Hamill's 1976 Olympic performances inspired Kristi to dream that she, too, could glide and twirl across the ice as a champion.
Kristi has continued to commit to make her dreams and the dreams of others come true.
www.dailycelebrations.com /071299.htm   (308 words)

 Kristi Yamaguchi - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Kristi Yamaguchi was born July 12, 1971 in Hayward, California as a Japanese American and grew up in Fremont, California where she attended Mission San Jose High School.
Yamaguchi and Galindo won the senior United States Figure Skating Championships pairs title in 1989 and 1990.
Yamaguchi was the first woman to have won both the U.S. Senior pairs and ladies figure skating titles.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Kristi_Yamaguchi   (446 words)

 ESPN.com - Page2 - Kristi Yamaguchi
Nearly 10 years to the day since Kristi Yamaguchi's greatest triumph -- Olympic gold at the 1992 Winter Games in Albertville, France -- the U.S. figure skating star is being put to the test again.
Yamaguchi: I'm probably gonna have to go with the box haircuts, those were horrible, but as far as crimes go, I'm going to have to add in my haircut from 1992.
Yamaguchi: Due to the fact that I've met M.C. Hammer and he's a great guy, I'll go with Al Davis.
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 United States Olympic Committee - Kristi Yamaguchi's winter lake home getaway
Kristi Yamaguchi has never made a winter visit to her family's lake home near Brainerd.
Yamaguchi and Hedican, a North St. Paul native, were married in 2000 and have two daughters, Keara and Emma.
Kristi no longer performs on tour, but she is preparing for a made-for-TV skating show, "Kristi Yamaguchi's Friends and Family," that will air on NBC in December.
www.usolympicteam.com /11506_48954.htm   (536 words)

 Kristi Yamaguchi's Always Dream Foundation | About Kristi | Kristi's Bio
In 1992 Kristi won the US National Championship, fulfilled a life-long dream by winning the Olympic Gold Medal in Albertville and defended her World title in her hometown in Oakland.
Most Popular Female Athlete: Kristi is one of the most popular female athletes in the country, as indicated by numerous awards and surveys, including being recognized three years in a row as Favorite Female Athlete by Nickelodeon's Kids' Choice Awards.
In 1996, Kristi established the "Always Dream" Foundation whose mission is to encourage, support and embrace the hopes and dreams of children.
www.alwaysdream.org /aboutkristi   (536 words)

 deseretnews.com | Skater Kristi Yamaguchi gives birth to daughter
It's a girl for Olympic champion figure skater Kristi Yamaguchi and her husband, Bret Hedican, a defenseman for the Carolina Hurricanes.
Yamaguchi, 32, retired from the Stars on Ice tour last year to begin a family with Hedican, 33.
Yamaguchi will host and star in an NBC skating special on Nov. 30.
deseretnews.com /dn/view/0,1249,515036033,00.html   (138 words)

 Yamaguchi - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Yamaguchi (山口, "mountain entrance/gateway") is the 15th most common Japanese surname.
It is also the name of Yamaguchi Prefecture and Yamaguchi-shi, the capital of that prefecture.
Yamaguchi Prefecture, westernmost prefecture of Honshu island of Japan
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Yamaguchi   (98 words)

 My Kristi Yamaguchi Fan Page   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Kristi Yamaguchi began skating when she was six years old.
She was born pigeontoed & with a clubbed foot, so her mother wanted her to do anything that required her to use her feet.
It was then that Kristi's true talent began to shine.
www.geocities.com /Hollywood/Highrise/5375/kristi.html   (158 words)

 Kristi Yamaguchi (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab-5.cs.princeton.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Kristi Tsuya Yamaguchi (born July 12 1971) is an American figure skater.
With Rudy Galindo she won the junior pairs title at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships in 1986, 1989 and 1990.
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 Kristi Yamaguchi Switches Role for Skating Show Olympic Medalist Nancy Kerrigan Added to the Show Kenny Rogers Featured ...
In New York recently for the Olympic Torch Relay, Yamaguchi announced the expected birth of her second child in November.
Unable to skate in October, Yamaguchi is excited to announce the addition of good friend and competitor, two-time Olympic Medalist (‘92 Bronze, ‘94 Silver), two-time (’91 Bronze, 92 Silver) World Medalist Nancy Kerrigan to the lineup.
The show is a tribute to Yamaguchi’s friends and families with all of the songs dedicated to the children of the performing skaters.
www.emediawire.com /releases/2005/6/prweb253396.htm   (468 words)

 The Kurt Files - Kristi Yamaguchi Friends and Family 2005 Review
I think they did magic tricks to the corner where the kids were sitting, again all of their backs are to me so I am not sure but it was fun and Kurt was the head clown so to speak trying to get them organized by blowing the whistle.
Scott and Kristi were on the stage with their kids.
Then we thought it was done and Kristi said I didn't mention that the skaters are skating for their children tonight so they did it again.
www.kurtfiles.com /reviews/kristi05_2.php   (987 words)

 Kristi Yamaguchi Fantasy Ice Skating - from CD-ROM Access
Become Kristi's choreographer, creating her elegant skating routines, including every move and musical element.
Then watch Kristi perform the choreographed routine, in breathtaking 3D motion, at one of three spectacular locations.
Watch Kristi introduce herself and her fantasy skating program to you in full-motion video, inviting you to create another gold-medal winning skating performance.
www.cdaccess.com /html/pc/kristi.htm   (241 words)

 Kristi Yamaguchi!
As one of skating's brightest professionals, Kristi has proven her dominance in skating and has earned accolades as the "best skater in the world." US National titles, World titles and the Olympic Gold Medal all before her 22nd birthday, Kristi is truly one of the most gifted athletes in all sports.
In the 1992 Olympics Kristi had a fall in her long program.
Kristi told reporters, "Right now I'm working on my goal, it's called the Always Dream Foundation...and it's main goals are to help children with certain illnesses.
www.angelfire.com /tx/kyamaguchi   (198 words)

 Sports: Breaking Records, Breaking Barriers | Kristi Yamaguchi | Smithsonian's National Museum of American History |
Yamaguchi wore this dress, designed by Lauren Sheehan, during her professional career.
Kristi Yamaguchi skated her way to a gold medal at the 1992 Olympic Games in Albertville and went on to be one of the most beloved ice skaters in America.
Yamaguchi was born with a foot condition and started skating to strengthen her feet and ankles.
americanhistory.si.edu /sports/exhibit/firsts/yamaguchi/index.cfm   (272 words)

 Kristi Yamaguchi Skates to Eva's Singing
For those of you who do not follow skating, Kristi Yamaguchi is a former Olympic Gold Medal champion, and the second figure skater of international standard to use Eva's music in performance.
If you are in the US, here are the dates to mark (but in pencil, because everything on television is subject to change): "Kristi Yamaguchi's Salute to Gold" will be shown on Dec 22nd on NBC from 4-6 PM EST; "Divas on Ice" will be shown on January 4th on NBC from 4-6 PM EST.
Kristi's skate to 'Imagine' was the final individual performance before the full cast finale.
evacassidy.org /eva/kristiyamaguchi.htm   (747 words)

 United States Olympic Committee - Yamaguchi, Kristi
Yamaguchi's pair partner was Rudy Galindo, who would go on to win the 1996 U.S. men's title in singles skating.
On Michelle Kwan's recent decision to part ways with her longtime coach Frank Carroll less than six months out from the 2002 Games: "I really identify with some of the emotions and pressures Michelle is going through, and I understand her need for more control and independence.
It's probably earth-shattering because no one has done this, but Michelle has proven herself time and time again that she can handle the pressure." Today Yamaguchi continues to skate professionally and is in her 10th season of touring with Target's Stars On Ice.
www.usoc.org /26_13374.htm   (347 words)

 SignOnSanDiego.com > Sports -- Didn't she use to be Kristi Yamaguchi?
She appears with 1992 Olympic champion Kristi Yamaguchi in the spot, which subsequently will run on ESPN and two Canadian networks.
The commercial was shot in Raleigh, N.C., where Yamaguchi lives with her husband, Carolina Hurricanes defenseman Bret Hedican.
Oddly, Kwan, 23, and Yamaguchi, 32, rarely have been on the ice together.
www.signonsandiego.com /sports/20040324-9999-news_lz1s24galry.html   (478 words)

 Kristi Yamaguchi Fantasy Ice Skating
Using motion-capture technology, the makers of this software filmed the real Kristi skating and then transformed each of her moves into separate animation entities.
This means that your child can sit at the computer, and with a few mouse clicks, actually design a beautiful skating routine that an animated Kristi will perform.
The program is very easy to use, and with a little help, even five year olds can master it.
www.gzkidzone.com /gamesell/p11544.asp   (109 words)

 Trina Chow Design | Client Portfolio | Kristi Yamaguchi's Always Dream Foundation (via CobWeb/3.1 ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
When Kristi Yamaguchi's Always Dream Foundation wanted to re-design their website, they wanted something that was simple, stylistic, and simple to navigate.
They also wanted a design that would incorporate Kristi's image and personality, without being a distraction from the core philosophy of the Foundation: to support organizations that have a positive influence on children.
The intro showcases Kristi, and several of the children that her foundation has positively affected.
www.trinachow.com.cob-web.org:8888 /portfolio/adf.html   (94 words)

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