Kristi Yamaguchi

Kristi Yamaguchi at the Dizzy Feet Foundation's Celebration of D

Birth Name: Kristine Tsuya Yamaguchi

Place of Birth: Hayward, Alameda, California, United States

Date of Birth: July 12, 1971

Ethnicity: Japanese

Kristi Yamaguchi is an American professional figure skater.

Kristi is the daughter of Carole (Doi) and Jim Yamaguchi. She is a third generation Japanese-American. Her mother was born in an internment camp during World War II. Her ancestry is in the Wakayama and Saga prefectures.

Kristi is married to professional ice hockey player Bret Hedican.

Kristi’s paternal grandfather was Tatsuichi Yamaguchi. He immigrated to Hawaii in 1899.

Kristi’s maternal grandfather was George Akira Doi.

Source: Kristi on Faces of America, 2010 –

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