Figure Skater

Rudy Galindo

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Age 54
Birthday September 71969
Birth Sign Virgo
City California
Country United States
Profession Figure Skater

Rudy Galindo is a famous Figure Skater, born on September 7, 1969 in United States. As of December 2022, Rudy Galindo’s net worth is $5 Million. He took silver at the 1985-1986 Pokal der Blauen Schwerter.

Parents Margaret Galindo, Jess Galindo
Father Jess Galindo
Mother Margaret Galindo
Sister(s) Laura (skating coach)
Brother(s) George
Siblings Laura Galindo, George Galindo
Spouse Not Known
Children(s) Not Available

Rudy Galindo Biography

He won a gold medal at the 1995-1996 United States Championships and gold at the 1994-1995 Vienna Cup. Val Joe “Rudy” Galindo (born September 7, 1969) 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, 1987 World Junior Champion, and 1996 World Bronze medalist. 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. He is the first openly gay skating champion in the United States, though US, World and Olympic champion Brian Boitano came out long after his career was over..

His parents are named Jess and Margaret Galindo.

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. Hulick died of AIDS-related cancer in 1989. Galindo did not compete in singles in the 1988–89 and 1989-90 seasons in order to concentrate on pairs. Galindo and Yamaguchi won the 1988 World Junior title and the U.S. senior championships in 1989 and 1990. Their partnership came to an end in April 1990 when Yamaguchi decided to focus on her singles career. Lacking a partner of Kristi’s calibre, Galindo returned to singles competition.

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Galindo began skating with his sister. Although the sport was expensive, his parents were supportive and forwent a chance to buy a house, settling instead for a larger trailer. As a singles career, Galindo won the 1987 World Junior title.

Rudy Galindo Net Worth

Rudy Galindo is one of the richest Figure Skater & listed on most popular Figure Skater. According to our analysis, Wikipedia, Forbes & Business Insider, Rudy Galindo‘s net worth $5 Million.

Net Worth $5 Million
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Source of Income Figure Skater
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House Living in own house.

He won the World Junior Figure Skating Championship in 1987.

Galindo began skating with his sister. Although the sport was expensive, his parents were supportive and forwent a chance to buy a house, settling instead for a larger trailer. As a singles career, Galindo won the 1987 World Junior title.

Rudy Galindo’s father died of a heart attack in 1993, and his brother, George, died from AIDS in 1994. Another coach, Rick Inglesi, died of AIDS in 1995. Galindo reports in his autobiography that he was grief-stricken and unmotivated by a lack of support from the skating establishment. He took eight months off after the 1995 U.S. Championships. The 1996 national championships were scheduled to take place in his hometown, San Jose. Rudy decided to take advantage of this opportunity to compete in front of his mother, who no longer traveled, and his hometown. He resumed training in September 1995, with his sister Laura as his coach. In January 1996, he won the men’s title at the U.S. Championships at the San Jose Arena in a performance that has become legendary in the skating world. He was the oldest male to win this title in 70 years. He went on to win a bronze medal at the 1996 World Championships. He performed to Swan Lake by Tchaikovsky for his free skate program, and Franz Biebl’a Ave Maria (performed by the Stanford Fleet Street Singers) for the exhibition program.

Rudy was very close to his family, especially his father, who made many financial sacrifices to help his son’s career. Rudy states in his autobiography, “Icebreaker” that his sister Laura often drove him to practice years before she was old enough to have a driver’s license. Laura gave up her career in part to support Rudy. She acted as his coach during the 1996 championship season.

Who is Rudy Galindo dating?

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After residing a number of years in Reno, Nevada, Galindo moved back to San Jose, California in 2006.

Rudy Galindo Height

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Facts & Trivia

Ranked on the list of most popular Figure Skater. Also ranked in the elit list of famous celebrity born in United States. Rudy Galindo celebrates birthday on September 7 of every year.

Galindo retired from eligible competition in the summer of 1996 and toured with Tom Collins’ Champions on Ice. He underwent hip replacement surgery in August 2003 after finishing the season’s tour with a broken femur on his left side. After recovering, Galindo continued to tour with COI until it went out of business in 2007. 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.

What does Rudy Galindo do now?

In 2000, Galindo announced he was HIV positive. Today, he coaches figure skating at Sharks Ice in San Jose. His students include Kristi Yamaguchi’s daughter. He was inducted into the San Jose Sports Hall of Fame in 2011 and the U.S. Figure Skating Hall of Fame in 2013.

Is Rudy Galindo still skating?

Rudy Galindo
CoachLaura Galindo-Black
Retired1996

How old is Rudy Galindo now?

52 years (September 7, 1969)

When did Rudy Galindo come out?

In his autobiography Icebreaker, Rudy shared that he was oftentimes unmotivated due to the lack of support from fellow skaters, judges, and skating officials. He didn’t fit the “mold” of the all-American figure skating hero. A few months before winning the 1996 National Championship, Rudy came out as gay.

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Galindo was inducted into the San Jose Sports Hall of Fame in 2011. He was elected to the U.S. Figure Skating Hall of Fame in December 2012.

You may read full biography about Rudy Galindo from Wikipedia.
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