Dorothy Hamill (Chicago, Illinois, July 26, 1956) is an American Figure skater, who at the age of 8, started with figure skating. In 1969 she won the so-called National Novice title. In 1976, she was world champion and won Olympic gold in Innsbruck. She is the last speed skater, who won gold without bringing a triple jump .
She is the youngest of three children. Her parents were called Carol and Chalmers Hamil.