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Figure skates worn by Kristi Yamaguchi

Figure skates worn by Kristi Yamaguchi

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Description (Brief)
Ice skates worn and signed by American Kristi Yamaguchi (b. 1971) as a member of the "Stars on Ice" tour, with whom she performed from 1992 - 2002..
Yamaguchi, a native Californian, became the first Asian American woman to win a gold medal in Olympic competition when she finished first in women's singles at the 1992 winter games (Albertville, Canada.)
The skater also won two World Figure Skating Championships (1991 & 1992.) She was also an accomplished pairs skater, winning two U.S. championships with partner Rudy Galindo in 1989 and 1990.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
Skates
ice skates
ice skates, figure skating
Date made
1990's
user
Yamaguchi, Kristi
maker
Harlick
Physical Description
leather (overall material)
metal (overall material)
foam (overall material)
wood (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 25.1 cm x 10 cm x 27.5 cm; 9 7/8 in x 3 15/16 in x 10 13/16 in
ID Number
2003.0165.02
accession number
2003.0165
catalog number
2003.0165.02
Credit Line
Gift of Kristi Yamaguchi
subject
Sports
Figure skating
Professional
Women
Asian Pacific American
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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