Peggy Fleming wins figure skating gold

Updated: January 21, 2002, 6:22 PM ET
By Phillip Lee | Special to ESPN.com

February 10, 1968

In 1968, the Olympics were televised for the first time and a 19-year-old U.S. skater by the name of Peggy Fleming took Grenoble, France and the world by storm.

She was the only American to win a gold medal in those Winter Games, and she was the first champion in her sport to have her program broadcast live and in color on television. Fleming combined elegance and athleticism, establishing a new standard for generations to come.

Fleming won five ...

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