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Bonnie Blair

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The Resume

    (March 18, 1964- )
    Married to Dave Cruikshank
    Winner of five Gold and one Bronze Olympic Medals ( 1 gold and 1 bronze 1988, 2 gold 1992, 2 gold 1994)
    Sullivan Award winner (1992)
    USOC Sportswoman of the Year (1992, 1994)
    Sports Illustrated Sportswoman of the year (1994)
    Speed skating Commentator for ABC

Why she might be annoying:

    She always had a cheering section at her events that consisted of friends and family.
    Before her big races she always ate a peanut butter and jelly sandwich, which was supposed to calm herself down.
    She has to remind everyone that the name of her daughter is Blair Cruikshank, not Blair Blair.

Why she might not be annoying:

    She holds more individual gold medals than any other woman in U.S. olympic history.
    In 1982, Blair was advised to compete in Europe to sharpen her skills, but had difficulty raising money for the trip. The police department of her hometown of Champaign, IL, held a series of raffles and bake sales on her behalf. They would do this every year for the next 10 years.
    She donates her time to a variety of charities, that she organized through the Bonnie Blair Charitable Fund.
    In what would be her final race, which fell on her 31st birthday, she set an American record in the 500 meter distance.

Credit: Whiff Boy

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Year In Review:

    For 2021, as of last week, Out of 3 Votes: 33.33% Annoying
    In 2021, Out of 24 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2020, Out of 4 Votes: 75.00% Annoying
    In 2019, Out of 7 Votes: 14.29% Annoying
    In 2018, Out of 13 Votes: 53.85% Annoying
    In 2017, Out of 16 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2016, Out of 4 Votes: 25.00% Annoying
    In 2015, Out of 7 Votes: 28.57% Annoying
    In 2014, Out of 22 Votes: 54.55% Annoying
    In 2013, Out of 45 Votes: 68.89% Annoying
    In 2012, Out of 25 Votes: 56.00% Annoying
    In 2011, Out of 31 Votes: 58.06% Annoying
    In 2010, Out of 133 Votes: 60.90% Annoying
    In 2009, Out of 31 Votes: 41.94% Annoying
    In 2008, Out of 72 Votes: 34.72% Annoying
    In 2007, Out of 136 Votes: 44.85% Annoying
    In 2006, Out of 137 Votes: 41.61% Annoying
    In 2005, Out of 217 Votes: 42.40% Annoying
    In 2004, Out of 299 Votes: 48.49% Annoying
    In 2003, Out of 586 Votes: 49.15% Annoying
    In 2002, Out of 1860 Votes: 59.73% Annoying