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The Clean Cut: Regular people try figure skating with Olympic gold medalist

POSTED February 27, 2018 8:29 p.m.
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Has watching the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics inspired you to run faster, jump higher and be stronger? Have you ever wondered how you would fare against the world's greatest athletes?

Three "regular people" recently took to the ice with 1992 Olympic gold medalist Kristi Yamaguchi to try some figure skating moves.

"I feel like I'm going to be good at this," said fitness instructor Gabby De Nigris. "How hard can it be?"

Mark Johnson, another "regular" person, said he had only been ice skating once before.

"My mother used to tell me that I was a natural athlete," said Dorian Foster. "She lied."

After many spills and plenty of hilarity, in the end Yamaguchi said she was impressed.

"For the first time on the ice, you guys rocked it," she told her control group.

Even though it has been more than 25 years since Yamachuchi took gold, she is still involved in the sport. reported that Yamaguchi has been a mentor for Karen Chen. The 18-year-old Chen finished 11th at the year's Pyeongchang Olympic Games, according to

Click here to watch the group of "regular people" try the two-foot spin, the bunny hop and pivot.


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