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Figure Skating – 1982 – Peggy Fleming Performance Of A Butterfly Lovers Concerto In China


Peggy Gale Fleming (born July 27, 1948) is an American former figure skater….who was the 1968 Olympic Champion in Ladies’ singles….and a three-time World Champion from 1966 to 1968.  Fleming has been a television commentator in figure skating for over 20 years….including several Winter Olympic Games. After becoming an Olympic champion….Peggy Fleming turned professional….while performing on TV shows including five NBC specials of her own….while touring with many skating shows like Ice Capades. During the Cold War, Fleming had filmed a TV show in USSR….and skated to Butterfly Lovers’ Violin Concerto in China….as seen in this video herewith.  Since 1981, she has been a skating commentator for ABC Sports.  In 1993, the Associated Press released results of a national sports study that ranked Fleming as the third most popular athlete in America…behind fellow Olympians Mary Lou Retton and Dorothy Hamill.

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