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February 10, 1990 | RANDY HARVEY
Kristi Yamaguchi of Fremont, Calif., can become the first woman in 40 years to win national figure skating championships in both singles and pairs after teaming with Rudi Galindo of San Jose Friday night to defend their pairs title at the Salt Palace. Yamaguchi, 18, is in third place in singles but can win the championship with a victory in today's freestyle program. The second-place pair was Natasha Kuchiki, 13, of Canoga Park and Todd Sand, 26, of Thousand Oaks.
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May 14, 2000 | RANDY HARVEY
He briefly changed the spelling of his first name from Rudy to Rudi so that it would match that of his figure skating pairs partner, Kristi Yamaguchi, and said that he would "check into a mental institution" if she ever left him. His costumes are often described as effeminate. His closet is filled with velvet and sequins. That's the same closet he came out of four years ago, when he disclosed his homosexuality. Rudy Galindo is one of the toughest men I've ever met.
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February 11, 1989 | RANDY HARVEY, Times Staff Writer
Kristi Yamaguchi and Rudi Galindo are two of the most talked-about skaters at the U.S. figure skating championships this week. In the future, Yamaguchi may be one of the most talked-about skaters the United States has ever had. And their coach, Jim Hulick? Hulick was diagnosed in August as having colon cancer. But after surgery, the doctors told him that they had removed the diseased tissue.
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September 11, 1996 | RANDY HARVEY
Figure skater Rudy Galindo, who overcame the defection of his pairs partner, the deaths of two coaches and years of underachievement to win the U.S. men's championship last winter, will announce today that he is turning professional. Galindo, 27, will not be eligible to defend the title that he won before a hometown crowd in San Jose in an upset over former champions Todd Eldredge and Scott Davis.
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September 11, 1996 | RANDY HARVEY
Figure skater Rudy Galindo, who overcame the defection of his pairs partner, the deaths of two coaches and years of underachievement to win the U.S. men's championship last winter, will announce today that he is turning professional. Galindo, 27, will not be eligible to defend the title that he won before a hometown crowd in San Jose in an upset over former champions Todd Eldredge and Scott Davis.
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July 25, 1993 | WENDY WITHERSPOON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For Rudy Galindo, this is how to deal with sorrow: Keep your head up, keep going. Sometimes, though, it feels so lonely skating without his father, Jess, at the side of the rink. Jess died in April after suffering a heart attack. Even now, three months later, Galindo sometimes glances over, half-expecting Jess to be there. During those lonely moments, Galindo reminds himself how much Jess wanted him to continue skating. Keep your head up, keep going.
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February 15, 1991 | RANDY HARVEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As the only person competing in pairs and singles at figure skating's highest level, Kristi Yamaguchi's schedule was so frantic during major competitions that, by the end of the week, she literally could not stay on her feet. Her determination resulted in remarkable achievements, particularly in pairs. She and partner Rudy Galindo, both from the Bay Area, won the world junior championship in 1988 and national senior championships in 1989 and 1990.
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May 14, 2000 | RANDY HARVEY
He briefly changed the spelling of his first name from Rudy to Rudi so that it would match that of his figure skating pairs partner, Kristi Yamaguchi, and said that he would "check into a mental institution" if she ever left him. His costumes are often described as effeminate. His closet is filled with velvet and sequins. That's the same closet he came out of four years ago, when he disclosed his homosexuality. Rudy Galindo is one of the toughest men I've ever met.
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February 9, 1990 | From Times Wire Services
Kristi Yamaguchi, who goes for her second pairs title tonight with partner Rudi Galindo, is seeking to become the first woman in 50 years to win both a U.S. pairs and singles crown in the same U.S. Figure Skating Championships. Yamaguchi was third behind Jill Trenary and Tonya Harding after Thursday's women's original program. Trenary kept her lead--barely--despite falling during her required double-axel jump in the women's original program because she had won the compulsories Wednesday.
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July 25, 1993 | WENDY WITHERSPOON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For Rudy Galindo, this is how to deal with sorrow: Keep your head up, keep going. Sometimes, though, it feels so lonely skating without his father, Jess, at the side of the rink. Jess died in April after suffering a heart attack. Even now, three months later, Galindo sometimes glances over, half-expecting Jess to be there. During those lonely moments, Galindo reminds himself how much Jess wanted him to continue skating. Keep your head up, keep going.
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February 15, 1991 | RANDY HARVEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As the only person competing in pairs and singles at figure skating's highest level, Kristi Yamaguchi's schedule was so frantic during major competitions that, by the end of the week, she literally could not stay on her feet. Her determination resulted in remarkable achievements, particularly in pairs. She and partner Rudy Galindo, both from the Bay Area, won the world junior championship in 1988 and national senior championships in 1989 and 1990.
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February 10, 1990 | RANDY HARVEY
Kristi Yamaguchi of Fremont, Calif., can become the first woman in 40 years to win national figure skating championships in both singles and pairs after teaming with Rudi Galindo of San Jose Friday night to defend their pairs title at the Salt Palace. Yamaguchi, 18, is in third place in singles but can win the championship with a victory in today's freestyle program. The second-place pair was Natasha Kuchiki, 13, of Canoga Park and Todd Sand, 26, of Thousand Oaks.
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February 11, 1989 | RANDY HARVEY, Times Staff Writer
Kristi Yamaguchi and Rudi Galindo are two of the most talked-about skaters at the U.S. figure skating championships this week. In the future, Yamaguchi may be one of the most talked-about skaters the United States has ever had. And their coach, Jim Hulick? Hulick was diagnosed in August as having colon cancer. But after surgery, the doctors told him that they had removed the diseased tissue.
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March 16, 1989
Olympic champions Ekaterina Gordeeva and Sergei Grinkov of the Soviet Union swept to their third pairs title in four years at the World Figure Skating Championships in Paris. Gordeeva, 17, and Grinkov, 22, who won the pairs title in 1986 and 1987, were upset last year and then skipped the European championships in England last January because of an injury to Gordeeva. But they were back in top form as they sailed through the free dance routine, dressed in white, with a stylish performance.
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March 7, 1990 | RANDY HARVEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
From the look of the original program Tuesday night in the pairs competition at figure skating's world championships, there should be one division for the Soviets and another for the rest of the world. Soviet pairs traditionally dominate, but at least one team from another country, such as the United States' Jill Watson and Peter Oppegard at the 1988 Winter Olympics, occasionally finishes among the medalists.
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