Sunday, September 12, 2010

Introducing The Olympic Champion

Like Peggy Fleming, Kristi Yamaguchi attempted to endear herself to the French people.

Peggy dressed the color of a region's popular liqueur. Kristi dressed like an old bar girl (aka a French whore.)


And then it was time to celebrate early '90s American style! Ironically, given the Anti-Japanese sentiment during the early '90s recession, Kristi would spend the better part of '92 proving her Americanness to corporate America.

P.S. Albertville had the greatest flower girls ever!

6 comments:

  1. WTH? Were those Oompa Loompas on skates??

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  2. everything about that second exhibition is cringe-worthy. 18 years later and I'm still embarrassed for Kristi.

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  3. Fortunately Kristi did so many great programs after this one. I can't find her Doop Doop exhibition/pro comp program. Does anyone have a link? It was great.

    Thanks AJ. You always link some of the best skating memories, or at least obscure ones at times. I never regret looking at what you recommend.

    Debbi

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  4. Doop Doop:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RmbLS7cAYrA

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  5. Oooooh, I had forgotten about those exhibitions!
    Did Mary Scotvold choreograph the second number? (lol).

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