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NAMES IN THE NEWS : Fleming Hangs Up Her Skates

November 15, 1989|From Times staff and wire service reports

Peggy Fleming, who won a gold medal in figure skating at the 1968 Winter Olympics, says she no longer skates--even recreationally.

She said she gets exercise from walking, a little running and a new interest: weight training.

She said she does the weight training with a girlfriend and this arrangement helps stimulate her.

"I think having a friend will make you stick to an exercise program a little better, maybe even motivate you to get started," she said Tuesday. "It's a commitment. You don't want to let your friend down."

Fleming, 41, of Los Gatos, was in Memphis on a promotional tour for support hose.

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