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Skating was passion, therapy for Hamill

Updated: March 18, 2005, 3:30 PM ET
By Lisette Hilton | Special to ESPN.com

"Dorothy's special gift was her power, her straight back, and that fresh style that she could create with her movement over the ice," says 1968 Olympic champion Peggy Fleming on ESPN Classic's SportsCentury series.

Dorothy Hamill, who was the 1976 Olympic gold medal winner in figure skating, will be profiled on

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Dorothy Hamill was from 'do to toe the American ideal of a 1970s icon. As a child, she wanted to be a famous ice skater. She succeeded splendidly when, as ...

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