02/03/2014 10:32 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Why I Did That First Back Flip On The Ice, From Scott Hamilton (VIDEO)

Olympic Gold Medalist Scott Hamilton became famous for his signature back flip on the ice. When asked about why he decided to ever attempt such a feat, he had a great answer.

“I saw another guy do it!” Scott said, “And I saw the crowd react and respond. I always liked fun stuff.” As a second year professional at the time, Scott also realized that executing a back flip could be something that separated his professional career from his competitive career.

Though Scott wasn’t the first male to execute a back flip on the ice, he’s certainly become famous for incorporating this impressive stunt into his routines.

For more of Scott's life and career, see the slideshow below:

Scott Hamilton

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