Name: Kristi Yamaguchi
Sport: Figure Skating
Event(s): Women’s Singles
DOB: 7/12/1971
Birthplace: Hayward, Calif.
Hometown: Fremont, Calif.
High School: Mission San Jose High School (San Jose, Calif.)
Olympic Experience
  • Olympian (1992); Olympic medalist (1 gold)
  • Albertville 1992 Winter Olympic Games, gold (women’s singles)
Personal: Born with club feet and wore casts to correct the condition...Began skating at 6 years old as physical therapy...Moved to Alberta, Canada, to train with coach Christy Ness and focus exclusively on singles skating...Toured with Stars on Ice from 1992 to 2002 after her Olympic win...Winner of the United States Olympic Committee's Jesse Owens Olympic Spirit Award in 2018...Has made various appearances on television, and has played herself in the sitcom “Everybody Loves Raymond” as well as the Disney Channel movie “Go Figure”...Wrote two books, “Figure Skating for Dummies” and “Kristi Yamaguchi, Always Dream”...Appeared on the sixth season ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars”...Mother of two children, Emma and Keara.