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FLEMING Peggy
FLEMING Peggy

Peggy FLEMING

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Peggy Fleming’s famous 1968 gold medal in figure skating made her one of the most prominent women in sport.

Family support

Peggy Fleming came from a family who made great sacrifices to allow her to pursue her love of figure skating. Her mother designed and sewed all of her costumes and her father relocated the family twice to find better training for his daughter.

Famous victory

At the 1968 Grenoble Winter Games, Peggy Fleming won the United States’ only Olympic gold in the entire competition. She built up a huge lead after the compulsory figures and easily won the first-place votes of all nine judges. This was a huge boost for US figure skating and helped launch her subsequent media career.

Continuing inspiration

After her 1968 victory, Fleming began touring professionally and later became a successful television commentator, often working with fellow Olympic champion Dick Button. She continues to represent the sport in the media, as well as campaigning and fundraising for breast cancer charities.

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Gallery

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Peggy Fleming and Scott Hamilton carry the Olympic torch

SALT LAKE CITY - FEBRUARY 8: USA gold medalist Peggy Fleming and Scott Hamilton carry the Olympic torch at the Opening Ceremony of the Salt Lake City Winter Olympic Games at the Rice-Eccles Olympic Stadium in Salt Lake City, Utah on February 8, 2002. DIGITAL IMAGE. (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn /Getty Images)
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Peggy Fleming Skating At Olympics

American figure skater Peggy Fleming performs a routine at the Olympics in Grenoble, France, February 11, 1968. She won the gold medal. (Photo by Express Newspapers/Getty Images)
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Grenoble 1968-The figure skating in Grenoble. FLEMMINGPeggy (USA) 1st.
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Grenoble 1968-The figure skating in Grenoble. FLEMMINGPeggy (USA) 1st.
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Grenoble 1968-The figure skating in Grenoble. FLEMMINGPeggy (USA) 1st.
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FLEMING Peggy - United States of America

Figure skating/women/individual - France 1968 (Winter)
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    Figure skating
    Individual women

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