Speed skater who won Olympic gold medals in 1988, 1992, and 1994. She won five gold medals and one bronze over her career.
She was raised in Illinois, but she moved to Milwaukee to further her speed-skating career.
She was regarded as one of the greatest speed skaters in her era and became one of the most-decorated Olympic athletes in history.
She had a son and a daughter with fellow Olympian and speedskater Dave Cruikshank.
She and Apolo Anton Ohno are both world-famous speed skaters.