Figure Skating Legend Dorothy Hamill Shares Advice For America's Young Figure Skaters

February 21, 2018
Updated 4mo ago

The American women are having a rough Olympics in the figure skating rink. All three American competitors fell in the women's individual short program. It's a sharp turn from the years when American women landed on the podium year after year.

Olympic gold medalist Dorothy Hamill explains why things have been more difficult for the Americans this time around. She says that the pressure on athletes is much higher nowadays due to social media. Beyond changing technology, the rules of ice skating have changed a lot too. Thanks to a new scoring system, skaters have to land more technically difficult jumps to make it on the podium.