1992 Albertville Games
Medal count: One gold
In 1991, Yamaguchi, Tonya Harding, and Nancy Kerrigan finished in the top three spots at the World Championships. The following year, Yamaguchi competed at the Olympics with Harding, who could land more difficult jumps. Harding fell during the competition and Yamaguchi skated well enough to earn the first American women's gold since Dorothy Hamill, 16 years earlier.