Top 10 Greatest Girl Power Moments from Past Olympics
Of course the Olympics are inspiring -- but the history-making, odds-defying, pain-ignoring, shut-the-front-door-did-you-see-that moments are what we remember long after the closing ceremonies. Every woman in the Games is fierce, but here are a few of our favorite memories of the U.S. ladies from the past 20 years of the world's biggest sports stage.
When Bonnie Blair...
The Moment: When Bonnie Blair skated her fastest 1,000 meters in six years and left her competition in the (ice)dust, making her the first U.S. female athlete to win five gold Olympic medals (1994).
BTW: Blair's good friend Dan Jansen, a male U.S. speed skater, also won gold in the 1,000 meters in '94...his sole medal in four Games and after years of personal tragedies.