Kristi Yamaguchi

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Infobase Publishing, Jan 1, 2009 - Biography & Autobiography - 120 pages
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As a baby, Kristi Yamaguchi had to overcome a foot deformity just to be able to walk normally. The idea of putting on a pair of ice skates, let alone excelling as a world-class figure skater like her hero, Dorothy Hamill, could not have been more than a dream. Yet the determined young girl, born to parents who lived through the unjust internment of the Japanese during World War II, worked hard, putting in countless hours at the rink and accepting the sacrifices necessary to attain her goal. Her efforts were well worth it: In Albertville, France, in 1992, Yamaguchi's grace and dignity on the ice earned her the Olympic gold. Kristi Yamaguchi is the story of a woman who has exemplified her motto: Always dream. Whether as a competitor, champion, or the founder of her own charitable foundation, Kristi Yamaguchi's motto has served as her personal inspiration.
 

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I have a lot of respect for Kristi Yamaguchi. She was born premature with a birth defect affecting her hip, but she had to overcome all that to make it to the Olympics. I myself was born premature, and I'm a Kristi Yamaguchi lover because she had a positive attitude despite her high-functioning physical handicap (people with high-functioning congenital disorders do not need wheelchairs, but they will always have an impairment in their lower limb or hip).  

Contents

Always Dream
7
AsianAmerican Heritage
12
Early Obstacles
22
For the Love of the Ice
38
Jumps Spins and Pairs
48
Achievement and Loss
62
Skating to the Top
74
A Life Changed Forever
91
Chronology
107
Bibliography
111
Further Reading
113
Credits
114
Index
115
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