Olympic Charmer

Olympic Gold, Grenoble, France – Free Skate

Peggy Fleming's victory in Grenoble, France was the only US gold medal during the 1968 Olympics. Wearing her iconic chartreuse dress which her mother, Doris, had hand-sewn, she skated across the ice to selections by Tchaikovsky, Saint-Saƫns, and Rossini. It was the first time the Olympics had been broadcast live and in color and her performance will live on as one of history's most vivid sporting triumphs.

Olympic Gold, Grenoble, France – Compulsory Figures

Peggy's Olympic performance also included Compulsory Figures, which were 60% of her overall score!

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