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Rudy Galindo

Chronology

1969 Born September 7 in San Jose, California
1975 Begins skating
1983 Begins pairs skating with Kristi Yamaguchi
1985 Finishes third in World Junior Figure Skating Championships
1987 Finishes first in World Junior Figure Skating Championships
1989 Wins pairs title (with Yamaguchi) in U.S. Figure Skating Championships
1989 Former coach, Jim Hulick, dies of complications related to AIDS
1990 Wins pairs title (with Yamaguchi) in U.S. Figure Skating Championships; they take fifth at World Championships
1990 In April, Yamaguchi withdraws from pairs skating with Galindo to focus on women's singles
1991 Finishes a disappointing eleventh in U.S. Figure Skating Championships, men's singles; from 1992-1995, finishes fifth place or lower in USFSA national championships
1993 Father dies of heart attack
1994 Brother, George, dies of complications related to AIDS
1995 Former coach, Rick Inglesi, dies of complications related to AIDS
1996 Wins USFSA national championship for men's singles
1996 Places third in USFSA world championship for men's singles
1996 Begins skating with Tom Collins Campbell's Soup of World Figure Skating Champions
2000 Diagnosed HIV-positive, goes public with the news

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