Yamaguchi follows Hamill's golden example
February 21, 1992
Sixteen years ago, when she was four years old and Dorothy Hamill was winning Olympic gold, Kristi Yamaguchi skated while holding a Hamill doll. Tonight, Yamaguchi becomes the United States' first women's Olympic figure-skating champion since Hamill, who visits Yamaguchi before she skates her freestyle program.
After a near-fall on one of the easiest triple jumps in her 4½-minute program, Yamaguchi regains her composure and recovers nicely. Landing five triples out ...
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