Kristi Yamaguchi Wiki 2024- Age, Height, Net Worth, Husband, Marriage, Career

Kristi Yamaguchi

When it comes to figuring skating, Kristi Yamaguchi, an Olympic gold medalist, needs no introduction. Kristi was a successful figure skater who won two world championships. She is currently retired but has made a name for herself as a famous player. She entered different fields of work after retiring from figure skating.

Quick Facts

Celebrated Name:Kristine Yamaguchi
Real Name/Full Name:Kristine Tsuya Yamaguchi
Age:52 years old
Birth Date:July 12, 1971
Birth Place:Hayward, California
Height:1.51 m
Weight:‎45 kg
Sexual Orientation:Straight
Marital Status:Married
Bret Hedican (m. 2000)
Children:Yes (Keara Kiyomi and Emma Yoshiko)
Profession:Former figure skater
Net Worth :$20 million

Kristi Yamaguchi Biography

Kristi Yamaguchi is an American former figure skater, novelist, and television personality. She was born Kristine Tsuya Yamaguchi on July 12, 1971, in Hayward, California. She is of Japanese and American descent. Her ancestors moved to the US. Her father, Carole Yamaguchi, worked as a medical secretary, and her mother, Jim Yamaguchi, was a dentist. Along with her other two siblings, she was raised in Fremont, California. Since she was a young child, she had always wanted to be a figure skater.

To maintain her training routines, she was initially home-schooled. She later attended Mission San Jose High School, where she finished her high school education. She next went to the University of Alberta, where she finished a psychology course. Kristi was trained to skate as a child since she has a club foot.

Kristi Yamaguchi Age, Height And Weight

Kristi Yamaguchi was born on July 12, 1971, She is 52 years old as of 2024. She weighs 45 kg and stands 1.51 meters tall.

Kristi Yamaguchi


Kristi had to pursue skating and ballet training as physical rehabilitation for her club foot as a young child. She soon began to appreciate it and had ambitions to pursue a career in it. She kept working out till she was a professional player. She made an impression on the public for the first time at the age of 15 when she and Rudy Galindo won the US Junior Championship. She and Rudy Galindo, who remained her partner until 1990, won several junior-level competitions over the ensuing few years. They both made the decision to pursue careers as single figure skaters after 1990.

She relocated to Alberta in 1991 to pursue a career as a single woman and briefly trained with Christy Ness. By the time she turned pro, she was a skilled player. She won the World Championship in 1991 and made headlines, but she wasn’t quite ready for the big time. She won the gold medal at the 1992 Winter Olympics in France and attracted a lot of media attention the following year. She was able to enter the glamour world because to this publicity. She debuted on the silver screen in 1994 with the film “You Must Remember This.”

Kristi Yamaguchi’s Net Worth

In addition to being a sportsperson, Kristy is also an actress and a sports analyst. She had a successful career in figure skating before retiring in the early 2000s to become a sports analyst. She entered the acting world while still competing as a figure skater. She has so been actively involved in three vocations in particular. She has generated an impressive amount of money so far from all of these sources. She had a $20 million total net worth. She also writes books. She has written three books for children, all of which have done well.

Despite having club feet from birth, Kristy Yamaguchi made her biggest limitation into her greatest strength. Because of it, she might pursue a career as a figure skater.

Kristi Yamaguchi Husband, Marriage

She received the love of her life through sports in addition to a good job. At the 1992 Winter Olympics, she met the hockey player Bret Hedican. They soon began dating and entered into a romance. In 2000, they were wed. Two children, born in 2003 and 2005, are currently living with the loving couple.