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Scott Hamilton

Figure Skater Scott Hamilton
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Profession: Figure Skater

Nationality:
United States of America
American

Why Famous: Scott Hamilton was the first American male skater to win Olympic gold since 1960. Known for his athletic performances and shorter stature due to childhood illness, Hamilton won gold in 1984 at the Sarajevo Winter Olympics.

Prior to this Hamilton, won four US and World figure skating championships 1981-84. He retired from amateur competition after the 1984 Olympics but still competed professionally. Hamilton was one of the stars to start up the "Stars On Ice" ice skating touring show.

Born: August 28, 1958
Birthplace: Bowling Green, Ohio, USA
Age: 63 years old

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Virgo

Historical Events

  • 1981-02-08 US male Figure Skating championship won by Scott Hamilton
  • 1981-03-05 Men's Figure Skating Champions in Hartford won by Scott Hamilton (USA)
  • 1982-01-31 US male Figure Skating championship won by Scott Hamilton
  • 1982-03-13 Men's Figure Skating Champions in Copenhagen won by Scott Hamilton (USA)
  • 1983-02-04 US male Figure Skating championship won by Scott Hamilton
  • 1983-03-11 Men's Figure Skating Championship in Helsinki won by Scott Hamilton (USA)
  • 1984-01-21 US male Figure Skating championship won by Scott Hamilton
  • 1984-02-16 3-time men's figure skating world champion Scott Hamilton of the US wins the gold medal at the Sarajevo Winter Olympics from Brian Orser of Canada and Jozef Sabovčík of Czechoslovakia
  • 1984-03-23 Men's Figure Skating Championship in Ottawa won by Scott Hamilton (USA)

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