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Tai Babilonia

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Full name  Tai Reina Babilonia
Role  Figure skater
Height  1.59 m

Skating club  Los Angeles FSC
Former partner  Randy Gardner
Name  Tai Babilonia
Former coach  John Nicks
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Born  September 22, 1959 (age 56) (1959-09-22) Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Similar People  Randy Gardner, David Brenner, Linda Fratianne, Mabel Fairbanks, JoJo Starbuck

Country represented  United States

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Tai Reina Babilonia (born September 22, 1959) is an American former pair skater. Together with Randy Gardner, she won the 1979 World Figure Skating Championships and five U.S. Figure Skating Championships (1976–1980). The pair qualified for the 1976 and 1980 Winter Olympics.

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Career

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Babilonia and Gardner began skating together when Babilonia was eight years old and Gardner was ten. Their coach from 1972 until 1980 was John Nicks. The pair became five-time U.S. national champions and won the gold medal at the 1979 World Championships. They were medal favorites at the 1980 Winter Olympics but were forced to withdraw due to an injury to Gardner.

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Babilonia was the first figure skater of partial African American descent to compete for the United States at Olympics and win world titles. She is also part Filipino on her father's side and part Native American.

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In 1990, a biographical film of her rise to fame was aired on television, "On Thin Ice: The Tai Babilonia Story".

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Babilonia appeared in the 2006 Fox television program Skating with Celebrities, partnered with Olympic decathlon gold medalist Bruce Jenner.

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Tai and Randy also appeared on an episode of Hart to Hart "Silence Dance" (season 5 episode 16) in 1984.

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Tai currently appears as a "co-host" with host Ken Boxer on the television interview talk show, "Ken Boxer Live." The show originates in Santa Barbara, California on TVSB Channel 17.

Personal

Tai Babilonia was inspired at the age of six to begin ice skating after watching Peggy Fleming on television. Babilonia has a son named Scout with former husband Cary Butler. She was engaged for several years to actor/comedian David Brenner, but they never married before their breakup in 2009.

Competitive highlights

(with Gardner)

References

Tai Babilonia Wikipedia


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