On This Date 2/18/1994

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In his final Olympic event, Dan Jansen of the United States wins a Gold Medal in the 1000-meter speed skating event at Lillehammer, setting a World Record at 1:12.43. Jansen was one of the top speed skaters in the world, who was known for his fall after learning about the death of his sister at the 1988 Calgary Games. After his victory, Jansen skated with his daughter Jane, named after his sister.

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