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1948: Winter Olympic Games, St Moritz. Figure skating Harvard freshman, Richard (Dick) Button became Olympic champion at the age of eighteen, repeating the feat as a final year student four years later in Oslo. Mandatory Credit: Allsport Hulton/Archive
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Saint-Moritz 1948-ALTWEGG Jeannette (GBR) 3rd.
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Saint-Moritz 1948-BUTTON Richard (USA) 1st.
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Saint-Moritz 1948-ALTWEGG Jeannette (GBR) 3rd and DAVIES Marion (GBR).
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Saint-Moritz 1948-BUTTON Richard (USA) 1st, GERSCHWILER Hans (SUI) 2nd et RADA Edi (AUT) 3rd.
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Dick Button

6th February 1948: American figure skater Dick Button makes a sensational leap to win the gold medal in the Men's Singles Figure Skating Championships during the Olympic Games in St Moritz. (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images)

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