Katarina Witt (Calgary 1988)
The beautiful, elegant East German Katarina Witt became the first woman since Sonja Henie 56 years earlier to retain her Olympic figure skating title in Calgary in 1988.
Witt had captivated the crowds in Sarajevo four years earlier when she won the first of her Olympic titles with a close victory over the fancied American Rosalynn Sumners.
Witt came up against another strong American, Debi Thomas, in Calgary but rose to the occasion by landing four triple jumps to eclipse her rival and retain her title.
After her second victory Witt turned professional and toured the world, but she could not resist one final Olympic appearance and returned in Lillehammer in 1994.
Witt was no longer a realistic gold medal contender but she produced a memorable performance to a version of 'Where Have All The Flowers Gone', which she dedicated to the people of the war-ravaged city in which she had claimed her first Olympic title.