February 13, 2018
Pyeongchang, South Korea
Congratulations to Chloe Kim, 17 year-old USA team snowboarder who just won the Gold medal in the women's halfpipe.
The American snowboarder from Torrance, California, Chloe Kim won with a score of 98.25 on her final run with China's Jiayu Liu taking silver and United States' Arielle Gold winning bronze.
Kim, became the first woman to score a perfect 100 score in the halfpipe in 2016 and has won three X Games gold medals.
Kim's parents emigrated from South Korea to the U.S. in 1982 reportedly with just $800 in cash.
Chloe's father, Jong Jin Kim gave up his job to help his daughter train in snowboarding and reach her Olympic dreams.
Kristi Yamaguchi makes the grade as part of the "Class of 2006" Olympic Hall of Fame
Figure skater Kristi Yamaguchi has been inducted into the U.S. Olympic Hall of Fame as part of the "Class of 2006".
Yamaguchi scored Olympic gold in ladies singles at the 1992 Albertville Winter Games. Winner of back-to-back world titles (1991, 1992), the four-time U.S. World Team member was one of the first American women to compete in both pairs and ladies singles. At the 1988 World Junior Championships, she won the ladies' title as well as earning the pairs gold medal with partner Rudy Galindo.
Married to Carolina Hurricanes defenseman Bret Hedican and mother of a 2 year-old girl, this gold medal winning figure skater is also an active humanitarian. She has discovered innovative ways of providing funding for a diverse range of programs to inspire and embrace the hopes and dreams of children and adolescents through her Always Dream Foundation.
Other "Class of 2006" inductees, include sprinters Evelyn Ashford and Bob Hayes, swimmer Rowdy Gaines, gymnast Shannon Miller; Paralympian Diana Golden-Brosnihan; hockey coach Herb Brooks; veteran Jack Shea, the 1984 men's gymnastic team and special contributor Dick Ebersol.
Yamaguchi and the rest of the Olympic Hall class of 2006 will be inducted Dec. 8 at the Harris Theater in Millennium Park during the U.S. Olympic Hall of Fame, presented by Allstate, Induction Ceremony, in Chicago, Ill.
A nationally-televised special will air early in 2006 to...
Olympic Hall of Fame welcomes Kristi Yamaguchi and other American legends into the Class of 2006
Figure skater Kristi Yamaguchi, sprinter Evelyn Ashford, swimmer Rowdy Gaines and gymnast Shannon Miller along with fellow Olympian Bob Hayes (deceased) and Paralympian Diana Golden-Brosnihan (deceased) were inducted into the U.S. Olympic Hall of Fame as the Class of 2006 during a black tie ceremony at the Harris Theatre in Chicago this evening. The members of the 1984 Mens Gymnastics Team - Bart Conner, Tim Daggett, Mitch Gaylord, Jim Hartung, Scott Johnson, Peter Vidmar and alternate Jim Mikus were honored, in addition to "Miracle on Ice" Coach Herb Brooks (deceased) and Olympic speedskating gold medalist Jack Shea (deceased).
Inspired by 1976 Olympic skating champion Dorothy Hamill, Yamaguchi started competing at the age of seven, carrying a Hamill doll with her for good luck. At the 1988 World Junior Championships, Yamaguchi won the ladies' title as well as earning the pairs gold medal with partner Rudy Galindo. Winner of back-to-back world titles (1991, 1992), the four-time U.S. World Team member was one of the first American women to compete in both pairs and ladies singles. She won the Olympic gold in ladies singles at the 1992 Albertville Winter Games.
The nationally-televised broadcast of the ceremonies airs on NBC from 2:30 to 4:00 p.m. ET Sunday, January 1, 2006.
The U.S. Olympic Hall of Fame was established in 1979 to celebrate the achievements of America's premier...
Kristi Yamaguchi is the official spokesperson for U.S. Figure Skating's National Skating Month, which takes place each January.
U.S. Figure Skating has named 1992 Olympic champion Kristi Yamaguchi as the official spokesperson for its upcoming National Skating Month, which takes place each January. Yamaguchi will aid U.S. Figure Skating, its member clubs and Basic Skills programs in encouraging people to take to the ice this winter to learn to skate. In its sixth year, National Skating Month has already set records for the 2007 event, with approximately 310 clubs and Basic Skills programs signed up to participate, and a total of 350 expected by Jan. 1. The previous record-holding year was 2006, when 304 clubs and programs participated. For more information, log on to www.usfigureskating.org.
Over 45 Asian LPGA Tour Golfers Attend Michelob ULTRA Open
Williamsburg, VA (May 15, 2007) - Michelob ULTRA welcomed over 45 Asian LPGA Tour golfers participating in the LPGA Tour at the Michelob ULTRA Open during a special reception at the Kingsmill Resort and Spa.
The tournament took place at the Kingsmill Resort and Spa, owned and operated by Busch Properties, Inc., the real estate subsidiary of Anheuser-Busch Companies. Participating LPGA Asian golfers that attended the reception included former Michelob ULTRA Open champions Grace Park (2003) and Se Ri Pak (2004), 2006 champions Seon Hwa Lee, ShopRite LPGA Classic and Jin Joo Hong, KOLON-Hana Bank Championship, 2007 tournament winners Mi Hyun Kim, SemGroup Championship and Stacey Prammanasudh, Fields Open in Hawaii. Forty-seven of the top 50 LPGA Tour players competed in the Michelob ULTRA Open for a share of the $2.2 million purse. The winner, Suzann Pettersen, received $330,000.
Welcoming remarks at the reception were given by Wayne Nooe,Michelob ULTRA Open tournament director. LPGA player Mi Hyun Kim, winner of the recent SemGroup Championship, received special recognition from Chris Higgs, LPGA Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, for donating $100,000 of her winnings to the Kansas tornado victims.
"We are honored to be celebrating the achievements of the Asian LPGA golfers at the Michelob ULTRA Open for the fifth year,"said Jason Pak, Senior Director, Asian Marketing, Anheuser-Busch, Inc. "With each...