Olympic Skating Skin Suit, worn by Bonnie Blair

Description (Brief)
Speed skating skin suit, worn by American Bonnie Blair (b. 1964) at the 1992 Winter Olympic Games, held in Albertville, France. That year, Blair won gold in both the 500 and 1000 meter events.
The world record setting skater is one of the most decorated U.S. Winter Olympic athletes of all time. Blair appeared at four Olympic games, taking home 4 gold medals and bronze.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
speed skins
speed skating skin suit
speed skating skin suit, winter olympics
date made
ca 1992
1991
user
Blair, Bonnie
Physical Description
fabric, spandex (overall material)
fabric, nylon (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 51 in x 12 in; 129.54 cm x 30.48 cm
ID Number
1996.0054.01
accession number
1996.0054
catalog number
1996.0054.01
subject
Olympics
Speed Skating
Sports
Women
related event
Olympic Winter Games: Albertville, France, 1992
See more items in
Culture and the Arts: Sport and Leisure
Highlights from the Culture and the Arts Collection
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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