Debi Thomas was a figure skater that displayed a wonderful combination of skill, grace and charm while on the ice. No other figure skater in the history of the sport has displayed as much beauty and skill on the ice as Debi Thomas.
Debi Thomas was a national champion. Debi Thomas won the National Figure Skating Championships in 1986 and 1988. She won The National Figure Skating Championship while she was a freshman at Stanford University. Debi Thomas was the first African American woman to ever win a national figure skating title. In 1988 Debi Thomas went on to compete in the Olympics in Calgary, Canada. She won a bronze medal in the 1988 Olympics. This was the first Olympic medal for any African American woman in figure skating.
Debi Thomas started her career as a professional figure skater after the 1988 Olympics. She won three professional skating titles competing as a professional figure skater. Debi Thomas would also spend four years as a professional figure skater with Stars on Ice. After four years Debi Thomas retired from her professional skating career. After her wonderful career as a figure skater Debi Thomas was inducted into the Figure Skating Hall of Fame in 2000.