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Kristi Yamaguchi's Ice Skating Costume

First Asian American woman to win an Olympic gold medal

This costume was worn by Kristi Yamaguchi as a member of the “Stars on Ice” tour. Yamaguchi became the first Asian American woman to win a gold medal in Winter Olympic competition when she finished first in women's singles at the 1992 winter games. She also won two World Figure Skating Championships (1991 and 1992).

Ice Skating Costume, worn by Kristi Yamaguchi

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3d model of Ice Skating Costume, worn by Kristi Yamaguchi
3D Model
Skating costume worn by Kristi Yamaguchi
date made
1990s
user
Yamaguchi, Kristi
maker
Sheehan, Lauren
Description (Brief)
Costume worn by American figure skater 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 an Olympic gold medal in figure skating 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
subject
Figure skating
Sports
Professional
Women
Asian Pacific Americans
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Culture and the Arts: Sport and Leisure
Highlights from the Culture and the Arts Collection
Credit Line
Gift from Kristi Yamaguchi
Data Source
National Museum of American History
ID Number
2003.0165.01
accession number
2003.0165
catalog number
2003.0165.01
Object Name
costume
skating costume
Physical Description
fabric (overall material)
plastic (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 69 cm x 35.5 cm; 27 5/32 in x 13 31/32 in
overall, mounted: 29 1/2 in x 18 in x 15 in; 74.93 cm x 45.72 cm x 38.1 cm
GUID
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746aa-7c92-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
Record ID
nmah_1213013
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