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List of the best speed skating Olympic athletes of all time, with photos of the athletes when available. The famous speed skating event Olympians on this list are all regarded as some of the toughest athletes to have ever competed at the Olympics. Almost every one of these historic speed skating Olympians have taken home a medal, which is why they've earned a spot on this list. Only the greatest speed skating Olympic athletes are featured on the front page of this list, so be sure to vote for who you believe are the best speed skating athletes and vote down the ones you disagree with.

The list you're viewing is made up of different athletes like Apolo Ohno and Shani Davis.

This list answers the questions, "Who are the greatest Olympic speed skating athletes?" and "Who is the best speed skating competitor of all time?"

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Sven Kramer is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Speed Skating
Sven Kramer age 29

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Shani Davis is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Speed Skating
Shani Davis age 33

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Ireen Wüst is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Speed Skating
Ireen Wüst age 29

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Anni Friesinger-Postma is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Speed Skating

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Tucker Fredricks is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Speed Skating

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Stefan Groothuis is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Speed Skating

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Jan Bos is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Speed Skating
Jan Bos age 40

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Chad Hedrick is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Speed Skating
Chad Hedrick age 38

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Nick Pearson is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Speed Skating
Nick Pearson age 36

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Rebekah Bradford is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Speed Skating

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Cindy Klassen is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Speed Skating
Cindy Klassen age 36

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Clara Hughes is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Speed Skating
Clara Hughes age 43

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Christine Nesbitt is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Speed Skating

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Brian Hansen is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Speed Skating
Brian Hansen age 25

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Jilleanne Rookard is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Speed Skating

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Alla Sjabanova is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Speed Skating

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Arjen van der Kieft is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Speed Skating

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Hege Bøkko is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Speed Skating
Hege Bøkko age 24

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Jan Blokhuijsen is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Speed Skating

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Hiroki Hirako is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Speed Skating
Hiroki Hirako age 33

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Jonathan Kuck is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Speed Skating
Jonathan Kuck age 25

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Jorien Voorhuis is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Speed Skating

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Maciej Biega is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Speed Skating
Maciej Biega age 26

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Markus Puolakka is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Speed Skating

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Mathieu Giroux is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Speed Skating

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Nancy Swider-Peltz is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Speed Skating

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Alexis Contin is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Speed Skating
Alexis Contin age 29

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Gao Xuefeng is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Speed Skating
Gao Xuefeng age 35

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Teruhiro Sugimori is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Speed Skating

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Dmitry Babenko is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Speed Skating

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Jörg Dallmann is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Speed Skating

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Noh Seon-yeong is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Speed Skating

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Eriko Ishino is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Speed Skating
Eriko Ishino age 30

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Maciej Ustynowicz is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Speed Skating

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Ermanno Ioriatti is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Speed Skating

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Shuang Zhang is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Speed Skating
Shuang Zhang age 28

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Aleksandr Lebedev is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Speed Skating

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Aleksey Yesin is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Speed Skating
Aleksey Yesin age 28

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Mika Poutala is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Speed Skating
Mika Poutala age 32

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Lee Bo-ra is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Speed Skating
Lee Bo-ra age 29

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Jin Peiyu is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Speed Skating
Jin Peiyu age 30

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Ronald Mulder is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Speed Skating
Ronald Mulder age 29

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Sebastian Druszkiewicz is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Speed Skating

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Shane Dobbin is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Speed Skating
Shane Dobbin age 35

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Christoffer Fagerli Rukke is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Speed Skating

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Luiza Zlotkowska is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Speed Skating

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Sun Longjiang is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Speed Skating
Sun Longjiang age 23

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Liu Fangyi is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Speed Skating
Liu Fangyi age 32

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Alexander Rumyantsev is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Speed Skating

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Olga Fatkulina is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Speed Skating