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Bonnie Blair

Awards And Accomplishments

c. 1971 Won Illinois state championship in speed skating for age group
1985-94 U.S. sprint champion
1986 Set world's record in 500 meters
1987 Won World Cup in 500 meters and 1000 meters
1988 Won gold medal in Olympics speed skating in 500 meters—set world's record—and won bronze in 1000 meters
1989 Won the World Sprint Champions
1992 Won gold medals in 500 meter and 1000 meter at Olympics in speed skating
1993 Won gold in 500 meters at World Championships
1994 Won gold medals in 500 meters and 1000 meters at Winter Olympic Games in speed skating; won gold in 500 meters and 1000 at World Sprint Championships and World Cup; named Babe Zaharis Female Amateur Athlete of the Year; named Sportswoman of the Year by Women's Sports Foundation
1995 Set 500 meters speed skating world record at Calgary; retired in March as speed skater; named Sportswoman of the Year by Women's Sports Foundation; won world sprint championship
1997 Given Sports Humanitarian Award, World Sports Humanitarian Hall of Fame

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