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Rudy Galindo

Figure Skater
Male
Born Sep 7, 1969

Val Joe "Rudy" Galindo is an American figure skater who competed in both single skating and pair skating. As a single skater, he is the 1996 U.S. national champion and 1987 World Junior Champion. As a pairs skater, he competed with Kristi Yamaguchi and was the 1988 World Junior Champion and the 1989 and 1990 U.S. National Champion.… Read More

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CHILDHOOD

1969 Birth Born on September 7, 1969.

TEENAGE

1985 15 Years Old Galindo was paired with Kristi Yamaguchi by his coach, Jim Hulick. They placed 5th on the junior level at the 1985 U.S. Championships and won the junior title in 1986. … Read More
1988 18 Years Old 1 More Event
As a pairs skater, he competed with Kristi Yamaguchi and was the 1988 World Junior Champion and the 1989 and 1990 U.S. National Champion. … Read More

TWENTIES

1995 25 Years Old 1 More Event
He took eight months off after the 1995 U.S. Championships.
…  As a single skater, he is the 1996 U.S. national champion, 1987 World Junior Champion, and 1996 World Bronze medalist.
1997 27 Years Old He is the first openly gay skating champion in the U.S. His autobiography Icebreaker (ISBN 0-671-00390-9), co-written with Eric Marcus, was published in 1997.

THIRTIES

2000 30 Years Old In 2000, Galindo announced he was HIV positive. … Read More
2003 33 Years Old He underwent hip replacement surgery in August 2003 after finishing the season's tour with a broken femur on his left side. … Read More
2006 36 Years Old In 2006 he served as a judge on the WE tv series Skating's Next Star, created and produced by Major League Figure Skating and hosted by Kristi Yamaguchi. … Read More

FORTIES

2012 42 Years Old He was elected to the U.S. Figure Skating Hall of Fame in December 2012.
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