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Randy Gardner (born December 2, 1958 in Los Angeles, California) is an American pair skater. With partner Tai Babilonia, he is the 1979 World Champion and the 1976-1980 U.S. national champion.

Babilonia & Gardner began skating together as children, when Babilonia was eight and Gardner ten. Their coach was John Nicks. The pair were five-time gold medalists at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships and won the gold medal at the 1979 World Figure Skating Championships. They were medal favorites at the 1980 Olympics but were forced to withdraw due to an injury to Gardner.

Gardner revealed that he is gay in a 2006 interview with Scene magazine. As an adult he discovered that he was adopted after a relative divulged the family secret and he subsequently tracked down his birth mother, with whom he developed a relationship. He indicated that he was working on his autobiography which to be released at the end of 2008, but there is no indication anywhere that it was ever published.

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