During the nineties, Yamaguchi was one of the primary performing members of “Stars on Ice” and has spent a lot of time on professional tours. The former figure skater has also tried her hand at philanthropy and established the “Always Dream Foundation” in 1996. The charity’s main goal is to give children better literacy chances from an early age.
Yamaguchi was also the first figure skater to appear on “Dancing with the Stars.“ She was a part of the show’s sixth season, together with partner Mark Ballas. They actually won the entire season. In 2011, she even wrote a children’s book titled “Dream Big, Little Pig!”
Midori Ito - Now
When her career competing for figure-skating titles came to an end in the mid-90s, Midori Ito kept herself busy in a wide variety of ways. She was the one who lit the Olympic torch in the Winter Olympics in 1998 in Nagano. However, Ito would later return to competitive figure skating in 2011.
She got to second place in the ISU Adult Figure Skating Competition Two years in a row, which is amazing, but we know she wanted more. In 2003, her career as a competitive figure skater reached its highest level when she was inducted into the World Figure Skating Hall of Fame.
You probably already know about Kristi. She's a figure skater who dominated both the singles and pairs competitions, no matter where she went. Not only did she take home the gold in the 1992 Winter Olympics, but she also became a World Champion in both 1991 and 1992. She won National Championships in 1989 and 1990, skating with her pairs partner Rudy Galindo.
Yamaguchi was one of the most famous names in the figure-skating world in the early nineties and was part of the reason the sport became so much more popular. Yamaguchi has been inducted into both the U.S. Figure Skating Hall of Fame and the U.S. Olympic Hall of Fame.
1976 was the year of Dorothy Hamill. It was the year this amazing figure skater won the World Championship as well as struck it big in the Ladies' singles event at the Winter Olympics in Austria. Her Olympic triumph was a benchmark moment for the Olympics since it was the last time someone who won gold during the Winter didn't hit a triple jump.
Hamill is known for having come up with her own move, which she called the “Hamill Camel.” It's a camel spin that evolves into a sit spin, and if you are not sure what that means, look it up; it's spectacular.
Dorothy Hamill - Now
Just like many other members of this list, Hamill turned to professional figure skating once she was done competing and winning gold medals. She made a keynote performance on the show “Broadway on Ice” and was also part of the sixteenth season of “Dancing with the Stars.”
However, after only two episodes, she had to pull out of the competition because of a nasty injury – she suffered from nerve damage to her leg and back. But she has since bounced back and has had plenty of performances in different shows, including Randy Gardner's documentary “Go Figure: The Randy Gardner Story.”