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Yamaguchi excited about state of women's figure skating

Sunday, Feb 16, 2014 - 01:38

Feb. 16 - U.S. Olympian skater Kristi Yamaguchi cherishes every emotion from '92 gold. Nathan Frandino reports.

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Coming to the Winter Olympics in Sochi is almost a welcome home for U.S. Olympic figure skating champion Kristi Yamaguchi. Although she won her gold in France, any Olympics brings back many memories. (SOUNDBITE)(English) U.S. OLYMPIC FIGURE SKATING CHAMPION, KRISTI YAMAGUCHI, SAYING: "The podium moment is probably one of my most vivid memories still. There are a few from the Olympics and that's one of (inaudible). I mean it's every single emotion that's out there. I mean there is a lot of pride and gratitude for all the people in thinking of everyone who was part of that journey of making it to the Olympics and then the little bit of bitter-sweet because you don't know if that's the end your Olympic moment and I didn't want it to end." Although retired, Yamaguchi remains active on the ice. She performed during the opening ceremony of the 2002 Olympic Winter Games in Salt Lake City. And frequently appears at competitions around the world. She has high hopes for the sport. (SOUNDBITE)(English) U.S. OLYMPIC FIGURE SKATING CHAMPION, KRISTI YAMAGUCHI, SAYING: "With Meryl Davis and Charlie White, they are absolutely my favorite competitors in figure skating right now and I just adore them, admire them and think they are incredible representatives of our sport, so you know I feel like figure skating is doing well and going strong in the U.S. and I'm just hoping that the people watching can appreciate it again and see it more." The ladies free skating competition is scheduled for February 20th.

Yamaguchi excited about state of women's figure skating

Sunday, Feb 16, 2014 - 01:38

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