Kristi Yamaguchi

KRISTI YAMAGUCHI captured the gold medal in the 1992 Winter Olympics in Albertville, France in figure skating. She is also a two-time World champion and U.S. National Champion. Yamaguchi is a member of the U.S. Figure Skating Hall of Fame, World Figure Skating Hall of Fame and the US Olympic Hall of Fame. Following a long and successful career in professional figure skating including 10 years of touring with Stars On Ice, she took to the dance floor to win the mirror ball trophy with partner Mark Ballas on the popular TV show “Dancing With The Stars.” In 1996, she founded the Always Dream Foundation whose mission is to inspire underserved children to reach for their dreams through innovative reading programs and by advancing the cause of early childhood literacy. Most recently, Yamaguchi has added New York Times best-selling author to her list of achievements by introducing her first children’s picture book, “Dream Big, Little Pig!” and then following up with “It’s A Big World, Little Pig!” She has also created a women’s active wear line called Tsu.ya which designates a portion of its proceeds to Always Dream. @kristiyamaguchi

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