Kristi Yamaguchi

(b.1971) Professional figure skater and Olympic gold medalist.

Her eagerness as a child to emulate her older sister and learn to ice skate Grandparent's unspoken past Support from the Japanese American community

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Kristi Yamaguchi was born in 1971 in Fremont, California, a fourth-generation Japanese American. She was born with a foot deformity and at the age of six her family encouraged her interest in skating to develop her coordination and balance. In 1992, she captured the gold medal in womens’ figure skating at the Winter Olympics in Albertville, France. (January 16, 2000)

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