When it comes to figure skating, Kristi Yamaguchi, an Olympic gold medalist, needs no introduction. Kristi was a successful figure skater who won two world championships. She is currently retired but has made a name for herself as a famous player. She entered various fields of activity after she gave up figure skating.
|celebrated name:||Kristine Yamaguchi|
|Real name/Full name:||Kristine Tsuya Yamaguchi|
|Age:||50 years old|
|Date of birth:||July 12, 1971|
|Sexual orientation:||Straight ahead|
|Bret Hedican (m. 2000)|
|Children:||Yes (Keara Kiyomi and Emma Yoshiko)|
|Profession:||Former figure skater|
|Net worth in 2022:||$20 million|
Kristi Yamaguchi Biography
Kristi Yamaguchi is an American former figure skater, novelist and television personality. She was born Kristine Tsuya Yamaguchi on July 12, 1971 in Hayward, California. She is of Japanese and American descent. Her ancestors moved to the US. Her father, Carole Yamaguchi, worked as a medical secretary and her mother, Jim Yamaguchi, was a dentist. She grew up in Fremont, California with her other two siblings. As a small child she had always wanted to be a figure skater.
To maintain her workout routines, she was initially homeschooled. She later attended Mission San Jose High School, where she completed her high school education. She then attended the University of Alberta, where she completed a psychology course. Kristi was trained to skate as a child because she has a club foot.
Kristi Yamaguchi Age, Height and Weight
Kristi Yamaguchi was born on July 12, 1971. She is 50 years old as of 2022. She weighs 45 kg and is 1.51 meters tall.
As a young child, Kristi had to undergo skating and ballet training as physical rehabilitation for her club foot. She soon began to appreciate it and had ambitions to pursue a career in it. She continued to train until she became a professional player. At the age of 15, she first impressed the public when she and Rudy Galindo won the US Junior Championship. She and Rudy Galindo, who remained her partner until 1990, won several junior-level competitions over the following years. They both made the decision to pursue a career as figure skaters after 1990.
She moved to Alberta in 1991 to pursue a career as a single woman and trained briefly with Christy Ness. By the time she turned pro, she was an accomplished player. She won the World Championship in 1991 and made headlines, but she wasn’t quite ready for the big job yet. She won the gold medal at the 1992 Winter Olympics in France and received a lot of media attention the following year. This publicity allowed her to enter the glamor world. She made her big screen debut in 1994 with the movie ‘You Must Remember This’.
Kristi Yamaguchi .’s net worth
In addition to being an athlete, Kristy is also an actress and sports analyst. She had a successful career in figure skating before retiring in the early 2000s to become a sports analyst. She entered the acting world while still competing as a figure skater. She has been so actively involved in three callings in particular. She has so far generated an impressive amount of money from all these sources. She had a total net worth of $20 million as of June 2022. She also writes books. She has written three books for children, all of which have done well.
Despite having club feet from birth, Kristy Yamaguchi turned her greatest limitation into her greatest strength. This would allow her to pursue a career as a figure skater.
Kristi Yamaguchi Husband, Marriage
In addition to a good job, she has found the love of her life through sports. At the 1992 Winter Olympics, she met hockey player Bret Hedican. They soon started dating and entered into a romance. In 2000 they got married. Two children, born in 2003 and 2005, currently live with the couple in love.