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Rudy Galindo: 1969—: Ice Skater Biography

Followed His Sister Into Skating, Paired With Kristi Yamaguchi, Struggled To Build A Singles Career

Rudy Galindo: 1969—: Ice skater.

Rudy Galindo was the first Mexican American and the first openly gay figure skater to win a United States National Championship. Galindo overcame family problems and financial difficulties to become an accomplished and popular skater. He began his career as a pairs skater with champion Kristi Yamaguchi and then focused on his singles career. After winning the national championship in his hometown of San Jose, California, Galindo went on to win a bronze medal at the World Championships. Gal-indo then turned professional and he now skates in exhibition tours, such as Champions on Ice.

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