1. Sports
Send to a Friend via Email
You can opt-out at any time. Please refer to our privacy policy for contact information.

Discuss in my forum



Dorothy Hamill circa 1975

Dorothy Hamill circa 1975

Tony Duffy/Getty Images Sport/Getty Images

Definition: Dorothy Hamill, the 1976 Olympic Figure Skating Champion, did a trademark move that was known as the "Hamill-Camel." It is a flying camel spin that turned into a back sit spin.

Examples: The Hamill-Camel is not really a flying camel or a camel spin, but rather a transition from a back camel spin to a back sit spin. The move is done by bending the skating leg and dropping the torso from the camel position. Then, at about the same time, the free leg extends forward and the skater transitions into a back sit spin.

©2014 About.com. All rights reserved.