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!


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

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

  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.


  4. Doop Doop:

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