Olympic figure skating champion Scott Hamilton is more than just a gold medal winner. He's an author and sports commentator as well as a cancer survivor.

For Scott though, what became the driving force in his career was his mother. She died of breast cancer in 1977 during his first year as a senior-level skater. According to Scott, who was 18 at the time, the last performance she saw was "a massive failure" and "humiliating." After she passed away, Scott decided he would strive to be everything she thought he could be. He went from being ninth at Nationals to third the next year. Find out why Scott attributes so much of his success to her.

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