Bonnie Blair Biography

Success under pressure is the measure of a true champion. There are numerous winners in the world of sports but the celebrated athletes are the few who meet the challenge of pressure time after time. Bonnie Blair is undoubtedly celebrated as the speed skater who produces her best performances when it counts the most.

Blair skated the 500-meter event of the 1988 Calgary Olympics faster than any woman had before or has since, capturing the gold medal in a world record time of 39.1 seconds. This record stood for five years until March 1994, when at the age of 30, Blair met her ultimate goal of shattering the 39-second mark with a time of 38.99.

Four years later at the 1992 Albertville Olympics, with the world watching and a nation counting on her, Blair came through again. She blew away the field in the 500 meters, defeating her nearest competitor by 18 hundredths of a second. The victory made Blair the first woman in Olympic history to win consecutive gold medals in the event, and the first American woman to win consecutive Winter Olympic gold medals. She made history again in the 1,000 meters, by just two-hundredths of a second to win her second gold of the Games, and her fourth Olympic medal overall.

In 1994, Blair skated in her final Winter Olympics in Lillehammer, Norway, winning gold medals in both the 500 and 1,000-meter events. By capturing her sixth career Olympic medal, Blair emerged as US history's most decorated Winter Games athlete, as well as the record holder for the most gold medals (five) won by an American woman in any sport.

The United States Olympic Committee's Woman Speedskater of the Year from 1985 to 1992, Blair also captured the world record for overall points in the World Sprint Speed Skating Championships in 1989 by defeating defending champion and former Olympic opponent Christa Rothenburger of East Germany.

Blair has served on the U.S. Speedskating's board of directors since 2002. Blair has also worked as a motivational speaker and corporate spokesperson. In 2014, she became a member of the U.S. Olympic delegation to Sochi and has served on the board of the Pettit National Ice Center since 2018.

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Bonnie Blair Videos

Bonnie Blair on the 2018 Olympics - YouTube
Bonnie Blair's daughter gunning for the Olympics - YouTube
Bonnie Blair's Full Presentation - YouTube

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Bonnie Blair is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Bonnie Blair for your event is $20,000 - $30,000. Bonnie Blair generally travels from Milwaukee, WI, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Viola Davis, Amy Poehler, Amy Schumer, Rashida Jones and Julia Louis-Dreyfus. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Bonnie Blair for an upcoming event.

Bonnie Blair Videos

Bonnie Blair on the 2018 Olympics - YouTube
Bonnie Blair's daughter gunning for the Olympics - YouTube
Bonnie Blair's Full Presentation - YouTube

Bonnie Blair News

  • Bonnie Blair to Talk Success Under Pressure at 20th Annual ASC Conference

    Speed skating champion and gold medalist, Bonnie Blair, knows how to achieve success under pressure. Hear her story at the 20th Annual ASC Conference in Chicago next month when she speaks on "Achieving Your Personal Best." Following her presentation, Blair will be participaiting in a more intimate Women's Lunch.

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