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QUESTION: Who became the first U.S. woman in any sport to win gold medals in consecutive Olympics on this date in 1992?


ANSWER: Champaign's Bonnie Blair became the first repeat gold medalist in women's 500-meter speed skating, following up her world record time of 39.1 from Calgary (1988) with a 40.33 mark in Albertville. Blair won the event again two years later in Lillehammer; she also won the 1,000 meters in ’92 and ’94 to become the first U.S. woman to win five golds.

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