Currently alive, at 59 years of age.
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1957 – Born on December 2nd. American figure skater and five-time US pairs figure skating champion.
1967 – Tai began skating when she was eight and Randy began skating when he was ten. They were teamed together as a pair shortly after they learned to skate by coach Mabel Fairbanks. As they advanced, they made the switch to coach John Nicks.
1973 – They won National Junior Pairs.
1974 – Was a second-placer in the United States Championships.
– Ranked 10th place on the World Championships with Babilonia.
1976 – They won the U.S. Senior Pairs event.
– They went on to win five consecutive national titles.
1979 – With partner, Tai Babilonia, they won the World Figure Skating Championships.
1980 – Participated and were medal favorites but due to an injury inflicted on Gardner, they were forced to withdraw from the competition.
– Tai and Randy starred in Ice Capades.
1987 – Tai and Randy were honored by the United States Olympic Committee. They became the first athletes to receive the Olympic Spirit Award.
– Tai and Randy produced the first ever video that taught beginning ice skating fundamentals.
1997-1999 – Randy Gardner is a choreographer. He directed Champions on Ice. He has choreographed skating sequences in the Beverly Hills, 90210 episode, "Fire and Ice" and also did some of the choreography in "On Thin Ice: The Tai Babilonia Story."