Name: Dorothy Hamill
Sport: Figure Skating
Event(s): Singles
DOB: 7/26/1956
Birthplace: Chicago, Ill.
Hometown: Denver, Colo.
High School: Colorado Academy (Denver, Colo.)
Olympic Experience
  • Olympian (1976); Olympic medalist (1 gold)
  • Innsbruck 1976, gold (singles)
Personal: Daughter of Chalmers and Carol Hamill...Learned to skate as a young girl on her grandparents’ pond...Nicknamed “America’s Sweetheart” following her victory at the Olympic Winter Games Innsbruck 1976...Invented multiple figure skating moves, including the "Hamill Camel"...Debuted as a judge on the television show, “Skating With Celebrities”...Co-wrote her autobiography, “A Skating Life: My Story”...Was a contestant on the 2013 season of “Dancing with the Stars”...Mother to one daughter, Alexandra.