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01/16/2015 10:33 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

5 Things You Never Knew About Kristi Yamaguchi (VIDEO)

Mention Kristi Yamaguchi's name and you'll be hard-pressed to find someone who doesn't know exactly who you're talking about. Most remember Yamaguchi as the Olympic figure skater who took home the gold in 1992, while others know the fierce competitor from her big win on "Dancing With the Stars." But even those who've followed her career from the start may not know much about her private life.

During an appearance on "Oprah: Where Are They Now?", Yamaguchi opened up about everything from her childhood to her own children and revealed intriguing details about her journey to Olympic glory. Here are five things you may not have known about the history-making skater.

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