Tuesday, February 18, 2014

ON THIS DAY 20 YEARS AGO: Dan Jansen Wins Gold

 20 years ago today at the Winter Olympics in Lilihammer, Dan Jansen won the gold in the 1000-m speed skating race. This triumph happened after Jansen went through many trials and tribulations in his personal and skating career. He fell twice in the 500-m and 1000-m races in the 1988 Winter Olympics after just hearing that his sister had passed away. He failed to medal in the 1992 Winter Olympics. His win was so inspirational at this time that he got a personal call phone from President Bill Clinton

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