Debi Thomas

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My skating is a very emotional thing that comes from the heart, never doing it for the medal.

Debi Thomas

For as long as I can really remember, I wanted to be a doctor.

Debi Thomas

I just thought that it was magical having to glide across the ice.

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Maybe if I was more concerned with the gold medal than my performance, I probably wouldn't have missed anything else.

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Right now I am doing my residency in orthopedic research.

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Plus, it also meant a lot because it was the Olympic year, and if I wanted a shot at Olympic gold I needed to be national champion.

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Probably the '86 nationals. That was my first real national title and first real statement I ever made in figure skating, and my life changed after I returned.

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I would make my mom buy me the toy doctor kit.

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I got a bronze medal and I can't complain about that, the only African-American to get a medal in the Winter Olympics.

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I am doing a figure skating clinic right now for inner-city youth in Chicago along with Blue Cross Blue Shield.

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Then I went on to win worlds, which added to the change in my life. Winning that was outstanding, but I skated better at the nationals.

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