Facts about Kristi Yamaguchi

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Kristi Yamaguchi is a famous Athlete from USA, he/she is 48 years old and still alive, born July 12, 1971.

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He/she is born under the zodiac cancer, who is known for Emotion, Diplomatic, Intensity, Impulsive, Selective. Our collection contains 35 quotes who is written / told by Kristi.

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Famous quotes by Kristi Yamaguchi (35)


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"My experience at the 1992 Winter Olympics was my fulfillment of dreaming the Impossible Dream"
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"Dorothy Hamill was my big idol as a kid. She'd won the Olympics in 1976. She was America's sweetheart with her personality, her talent, her haircut"
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"As a professional, I think we're not being judged solely on technical ability anymore. People really want to be entertained and enjoy what they're watching"
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"Winning in women's singles felt surreal. I felt that everything I had done - the hard work, the tough times - was all worth it"
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"I've always worked closely with the designers and whoever's making the costumes. Comfort is the last thing you want on your mind when you're competing. In an ideal situation, you'll have something where you'll put it on and you're fine and you don't have to worry about it at all"
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"I burnt myself out of skating. I was ready to focus on being a mom"
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"Childhood reading is so important"
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"Being an athlete, you know how to train and prepare your body for a performance and you're able to do it under pressure"
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"At 6 years old, the ice became a place for me to express myself. Because I was so shy off the ice, it became my safe haven, with music and freedom and self-expression. That was my emotional outlet"
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"I'm always looking for inspiring ways to stay motivated and stay active"
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"I learned to put 100 percent into what you're doing. I learned about setting goals for yourself, knowing where you want to be and taking small steps toward those goals. I learned about adversity and how to get past it"
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"Having achieved my own dreams, I want to give to kids who are less fortunate, who struggle with everyday obstacles. I want to give them something positive in their lives: support"
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"With 30,000 deaths and 200,000 hospitalizations from the seasonal flu, those numbers are certainly higher than what we've seen of the swine flu. Protecting yourself from both viruses is very important"
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"They say, once you have a child, your heart is forever outside your body. I totally understand that now"
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"Probably a few weeks after I was born I started having casts put on my legs to straighten them out. After that corrective shoes and with a brace in between"
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"I'm kind of a homebody. My husband says I like to just stay home and do nothing, but that's just how I am"
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"I don't mind the sparkle - I think it's kind of a tradition in skating. I don't think the men really need sparkles, but for the women it's part of the glamour of our sport"
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"There are two or three performances in your life that are absolutely on, where all the planets are lined up for you and you feel you're invincible"
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"Skating was something I really wanted to do; my parents knew nothing about it. They said they'd support me as long as I was trying my hardest and enjoying it"
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"The past couple years training with Kurt have really brought inspiration into my skating"
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"I'm a perfectionist"
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"I didn't want to skate for someone else or for certain marks"
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"Figure skaters have awful perceptions of hockey players"
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"Before turning pro, I would never have just left my skates sitting in the locker room unattended"
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"Now, I am thrilled to be a wife and mother, and I hope to be as good of a mother as my own mother, Carole"
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"I've had a lot more fun with the training"
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"Growing up as an athlete, I started skating very young. My parents didn't know anything about the sport, so they went with the flow. I had two great coaches who gave great advice and gave guidelines for my parents. My parents let the coaches dictate what was going on on the ice"
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"One of my mottos not only just in skating but in life in general and I try to enforce it as well, is like no regrets and just like going for it"
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"In terms of my career, having the gold definitely changed my life. The Olympics are different, you know? They're every four years and it's such a small group"
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"I've realized how precious life is. When I was younger, I was more adventurous. I felt invincible. I was game for everything. As a mom, I don't want to get injured because then I can't take care of my kids"
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"I'd try to channel my nervous energy in a positive way into strength and endurance. It didn't always work"
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"I never wanted to feel I hadn't worked hard enough"
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"I don't know how many people really knew who I was before the Olympics and that's the fun thing of the Olympics - you get to know someone who captures your heart, hopefully"
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"I always try to start out with some type of goal. Then I work backward and think of what I need to do to get there, and give myself smaller goals that are more immediate"
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"As a teenager especially, I just wanted to do my thing and not be noticed"


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