Figure Skating: Growing Up & Staying There

As far as Peggy Fleming is concerned, getting to the top is a whole lot more fun than being there. Last year Peggy was a carefree, 17-year-old high school girl who confounded experts by taking the women's world figure-skating title away from Canada's Petra Burka. Last week she was back to defend her title in Vienna—this time as a serious-minded college freshman, worried about her studies and her future. A repeat victory at Vienna might ensure her the lucrative pro career she has been counting on ever since her father, a newspaper...

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