Today in Sports History: March 6

n 1976, American figure skater Dorothy Hamill, won a triple crown, winning both the U.S and World Championships, and gold medal in ladies singles figure skating at the Austria Winter Olympics. 

Hamill had won two U.S Championships in ladies single figure skating prior to 1976, in 1974 and 1975. She continued to win major titles such as in 1984-85 she won the World Professional Skating Championship and in 1986-87 she won the Women’s Nutrasweet Pro World Title.

Following her professional career, Hamill participated and showed in the Ice Capades from 1977 to 1984. In 1991, Hamill was inducted into the U.S Olympic Hall of Fame and U.S Figure Skating Hall of Fame for her outstanding impactful career on women in sports and ice skating. Later in 2000, she was inducted into the World Figure Skating Hall of Fame.

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