Friday, April 12, 2013


From Wikipedia:
Dorothy Stuart Hamill (born July 26, 1956) is an American figure skater. She is the 1976 Olympic champion in ladies' singles and the 1976 World champion.
At the 1976 Winter Olympics in Innsbruck, Austria, Hamill came in second in the figures and then won the short and long programs, taking the gold medal. Before her free program, supporters held a sign saying, "Which of the West? Dorothy!" The sign was asking which skater would defeat East Germany's Christine Errath for the gold medal. Hamill initially misunderstood their intention and was hurt by the witch reference, but then realized it was a sign of support and it helped alleviate her pre-competition nerves. The nine judges gave her unanimous first-place votes.

Hamill said that a competing skater and the skater's coach nearly hit her with a car during the 1976 Olympics. She does not believe the near-accident was intentional and has not publicly identified them. She was the last single skater to win the Olympics without a triple jump. Hamill also won the 1976 World Championships and then turned professional.

'Diff'rent Strokes'
"Family On Ice"

Kimberly is overjoyed when Olympic Gold Medalist Dorothy Hamill sees great promise in her as a competitive figure skater, but she's even more astounded when Drummond agrees to let her leave the New York "nest" to train full time with the award-winning skater -- in Los Angeles.

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