Olympic RingsShe had wonderful coaches and mentors. She felt the most at ease when she was ice skating, which gave her an Olympic gold medal at the 1976 Winter Olympics in Austria and a world championship the same year in Sweden. Her mother traveled with her daughter to help her assist her dream.

It wasn’t until after the gold medal that the depression set in — along with the interviews, the corporate partnerships and the televised skating shows. Dorothy Hamill spoke about both the joys and the setbacks …

“One of the things I loved most about skating was I could be in my own little bubble and not have to talk,” Hamill told the audience.

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