1976 : Detroiter Sheila Young First American to Win Three Medals At Winter Olympics

February 7, 2024 all-day

Detroiter Sheila Young at the Innsbruck Winter Olympics, courtesy of the Wikipedia Commons

On February 7, 1976, Detroiter Sheila Young became the first American to win three medals in one Winter Olympics. Her medals — one gold (500 meters), one silver (1500 meters), and one bronze (1000 meters) — came in speed skating at the Innsbruck games.

Source : Detroit Historical Society Facebook Page

For more information, see Sheila Young wikipedia entry