KRISTI YAMAGUCHI, 42
Olympic moment: Gold in 1992, after two world and one U.S. championship
Today: Wed to retired NHL hockey player Bret Hedican, Yamaguchi isn't a pushy rink mom. But when daughter Emma, 8, wanted to skate, mom did enlist her former pairs partner Rudy Galindo, the '96 U.S. men's champion, as a teacher. "I don't see it as her passion," says Yamaguchi (whose other daughter, Keara, 10, prefers soccer and softball). "At 8 it was already my thing; it was all I wanted to do. I see it as a different experience for her, but I'm fine with it." Yamaguchi's own passion now: advocating child literacy through her Always Dream Foundation.