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January 3, 2018 7:32 PM   Subscribe

On the eve of the National Figure Skating Championships, Nicole Chung interviews Kristi Yamaguchi. posted by retrograde (5 comments total) 12 users marked this as a favorite
Great article! I was switching between reading it and checking #uschamps18 for live results from the US Nationals ladies' short program.
posted by mogget at 8:56 PM on January 3, 2018

Kristi's husband, Bret Hedican, is a broadcaster for the San Jose Sharks. When I had season tickets, I was in the same section as her seats (except hers were on the ice, and I was up a bit further.) Watching her daughters grow from hockey season to hockey season was always fun to see. I wish her and her family nothing but great things. She has always been very gracious.
posted by blob at 9:27 PM on January 3, 2018 [3 favorites]

So delighted to read about her early childhood literacy foundation. I was a serious skater as a child and she visited my rink once. She wasn't due for another half hour so I was sitting on a bench with my nose in a book and she sat beside me and asked what I was reading; I was mighty surprised when I looked up. We had a great conversation about Beverly Cleary. She has been a gracious, shining example for so many young skaters.
posted by xylothek at 6:47 AM on January 4, 2018 [11 favorites]

Everybody wants to be Kristi Yamagucci.
posted by ajryan at 9:35 PM on January 4, 2018

Just the other week I was moved to find video of Kristi Yamaguchi's '90s performance to En Vogue's "Never gonna get it," which is linked in this article. It was great then, and great now!
posted by goofyfoot at 11:44 PM on January 4, 2018

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