Peggy FLEMING

United States of America USA

Figure Skating

  • Olympic Medals
    1 G
  • Games participations
    2
  • First Olympic Games
    Innsbruck 1964
  • Year of Birth
    1948
Olympic Results

Biography

Peggy FLEMING

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.

Olympic Results

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Olympic Results
Results Event Sport

Grenoble 1968

G
Singles
Singles Figure Skating
Olympic Results
Results Event Sport

Innsbruck 1964

#6
Singles
Singles Figure Skating