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Kristi Yamaguchi Height 5' 1" Born July 12
1971 in Hayward, California, USA
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Kristi Yamaguchi: Birth Name Kristine
5' 1" (1.55 m)
Kristi was the Gold Medalist in figure skating at the 1992 Winter Olympics in Albertville, France. She was World Champion twice, in 1991 and 1992, and U. S. National Champion in 1992. Kristi was also U.S. National Pairs Champion twice, in 1989 and 1990, before deciding to focus on singles. In 1988, she won the World Juniors Championships in both singles and pairs.
Bret Hedican (8 July 2000 - present) 2 children
Skated pairs with Rudy Galindo
Husband Bret Hedican is a National Hockey League defenseman (2001-Present) with the Carolina Hurricanes. He was a member of the 2005-2006 team that won the Stanley Cup. Hedican also was a member of the 2006 USA Olympic Men's Hockey Team.
1986 Junior U.S. pairs national champ. with Rudi Galindo
1989 & 1990 U.S. pairs national champ.
1987 Junior Worlds pairs bronze medalist
Hallmark made a snowglobe with a figurine of Kristi in it
Hallmark crafted a Christmas tree ornament figurine of her as part of their Olympic Medalist series.
Measurements: 33-22-34 (Source: Celebrity Sleuth magazine)
Welcomed her first child, daughter Keara Kiyomi, with husband Bret Hedican (01 October 2003)
Both she and Bret own homes in Raleigh, North Carolina, Fremont, California and Brainerd, Minnesota.
Inducted into the U.S. Olympic Hall of Fame in 2005.
Welcomed 2nd daughter, Emma Yoshiko, on Wednesday, 16 November 2005.
Attended Mission San Jose High School in Fremont, California.
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