Dorothy Hamill

1976 Olympic Gold Medalist
Innsbruck, Austria

Event/Season 1970/71 1971/72 1972/73 1973/74 1974/75 1975/76
Winter Olympics           1st
World Championships   7th 4th 2nd 2nd 1st
U.S. Championships 5th 4th 2nd 1st 1st 1st


Born: July 26, 1956, in Chicago, IL.

Coach: Carlo Fassi

Started skating at age 8.

1973-1976: U.S. National Champion

1976: World Champion

1976 Olympics, Innsbruck, Austria: Gold Medalist

1977-1984: Toured with Ice Capades.

1982: Married Dean Paul Martin; divorced in 1984.


1987: Married Kenneth Forsythe; divorced in 1995, one daughter.

1993: Bought Ice Capades assets, but ended up selling in 1995.

Wrote two autobiographies: A Skating Life: My Story, published in October 2007 and On and Off the Ice.

2008: Announced she had breast cancer.

2010: Currently a mentor to 2010 U.S. Olympian Rachael Flatt.

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