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Dorothy Hamill

Figure Skater Dorothy Hamill
United States Olympic & Paralympic Museum

Profession: Figure Skater

Nationality:
United States of America
American

Why Famous: Dorothy Hamill won the Olympic gold medal for Women's Figure Skating in 1976. She was also the World Champion that year and the runner-up in 1974 and 1975.

Hamill is credited with developing the camel spin move in her routines. After turning professional Hamill was a star performer in the travelling Ice Capades show from 1977-84.

Born: July 26, 1956
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, USA
Age: 65 years old

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Leo

Historical Events

  • 1974-02-09 US female Figure Skating championship won by Dorothy Hamill
  • 1975-02-02 US female Figure Skating championship won by Dorothy Hamill
  • 1976-01-11 Dorothy Hamill wins her 3rd consecutive national figure skating championship
  • 1976-02-13 American Dorothy Hamill wins the free skate to clinch the women's figure-skating gold medal at the Innsbruck Winter Olympics
  • 1976-03-06 Worlds Ladies Figure Skating Championship in Gothenburg won by American Dorothy Hamill

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