THAT'S THE WAY IT WAS

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February 10, 1968: 19 year old American, Peggy Fleming, wins the Olympic gold medal for figure skating in Grenoble, France. 
Her award was singularly important for the American athletes and the nation as a whole, for this was the only gold medal that the U.S. Olympic team won in the 1968 Winter Games. It signaled a return to American dominance in the sport of women’s figure skating following the unprecedented tragedy when the entire 18-member US figure skating team was killed in a plane crash in 1961.
Photo: Agence France Presse/Getty

February 10, 1968: 19 year old American, Peggy Fleming, wins the Olympic gold medal for figure skating in Grenoble, France. 

Her award was singularly important for the American athletes and the nation as a whole, for this was the only gold medal that the U.S. Olympic team won in the 1968 Winter Games. It signaled a return to American dominance in the sport of women’s figure skating following the unprecedented tragedy when the entire 18-member US figure skating team was killed in a plane crash in 1961.

Photo: Agence France Presse/Getty

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