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Debi Thomas, 1988
The 1986 world champion and two-time U.S. winner Thomas was locked in the "Battle of the Carmens" with Katarina Witt at the 1988 Games, as they both used the same "Carmen" opera piece for their respective free skates. But it was Thomas who faltered, falling from first place after the short program to finish with the bronze medal.
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Yamaguchi, Ito and Kerrigan, 1992
Kristi Yamaguchi (center), Midori Ito (right) and Nancy Kerrigan (left) went 1-2-3 at the Albertville Games in 1992. Ito helped build the popularity of figure skating in Japan, where it now has an avid following.
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Tanith Belbin and Ben Agosto, 2006 and 2010
Before there was Meryl Davis and Charlie White it was Belbin and Agosto who won the U.S. its first-ever Olympic medal in ice dancing, capturing silver at the 2006 Games in Torino. The team took fourth in 2010.
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Katarina Witt, 1984, 1988 and 1994
Witt, who represented East Germany, won back-to-back gold medals at the 1984 and '88 Games, something no female skater had achieved since Sonja Henie in 1936. (Yuna Kim will try repeat that feat in Sochi.) She's seen here at the Calgary Olympics in 1988. Witt made a comeback from professional skating in 1994 when the rules were changed, placing seventh at the Olympics.
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Alexei Yagudin, 2002
A part of a long list of Russian figure skaters to win a gold medal, Yagudin won at the 2002 Salt Lake Games, topping compatriot Yevgeny Plushenko and American Timothy Goebel.
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