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Dick Button - Winter Olympics - Olympic Athletes - Vancouver, Canada - ESPN
Dick Button soars above the ice in his gold-medal skate at the Winter Olympics in St. Moritz, Switzerland. He won again in Getty Images. Did becoming the first man since Dick Button in and to win consecutive Olympic gold medals make Japan's Yuzuru Hanyu the greatest men's singles skater of all time aka the G. Or on Russia's Evgeni Plushenko, the only man since World War II to win individual singles medals at three Olympics silver in , gold in , silver in while contributing significantly to the quadruple jump revolution and having to adapt to two entirely different judging systems? Comparing achievements from different eras in the sport ultimately is a futile exercise, no matter how much fun it is.
Lake Placid Honors Figure Skating Legends
His trusty nose always knew when he'd struck pay dirt. Since the Winter Olympics began in , athletes from these games have learned that gold can indeed come from snow and ice. Here's a look at some of the athletes who have enjoyed continuing fame and commercial success thanks to the winter games.
Two days before the free skating portion of the Olympic Winter Games in , year-old Richard "Dick" Button successfully completed a double Axel for the first time. Despite its newness, he attempted the move in competition anyway. Landing it perfectly, eight of the nine judges awarded Button first place and he went home with the gold medal.