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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 30

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Shani Davis is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Speed Skating
Shani Davis age 34

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Ireen Wüst is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Speed Skating
Ireen Wüst age 31

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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 42

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Jan Blokhuijsen is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Speed Skating

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Rebekah Bradford is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Speed Skating

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Chad Hedrick is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Speed Skating
Chad Hedrick age 39

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Ronald Mulder is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Speed Skating
Ronald Mulder age 31

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Nick Pearson is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Speed Skating
Nick Pearson age 37

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Cindy Klassen is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Speed Skating
Cindy Klassen age 37

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Clara Hughes is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Speed Skating
Clara Hughes age 44

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

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Brian Hansen is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Speed Skating
Brian Hansen age 26

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Teruhiro Sugimori is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Speed Skating

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Alla Sjabanova is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Speed Skating

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

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Hege Bøkko is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Speed Skating
Hege Bøkko age 25

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Jonathan Kuck is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Speed Skating
Jonathan Kuck age 27

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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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Lee Bo-ra is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Speed Skating
Lee Bo-ra age 30

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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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Jin Peiyu is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Speed Skating
Jin Peiyu age 31

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Alexis Contin is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Speed Skating
Alexis Contin age 30

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Gao Xuefeng is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Speed Skating
Gao Xuefeng age 37

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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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Hiroki Hirako is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Speed Skating
Hiroki Hirako age 34

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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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Maciej Ustynowicz is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Speed Skating

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

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Eriko Ishino is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Speed Skating
Eriko Ishino age 31

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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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Ermanno Ioriatti is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Speed Skating

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Aleksey Yesin is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Speed Skating
Aleksey Yesin age 28

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Mika Poutala is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Speed Skating
Mika Poutala age 33

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Maciej Biega is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Speed Skating
Maciej Biega age 28

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Sebastian Druszkiewicz is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Speed Skating

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Shane Dobbin is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Speed Skating
Shane Dobbin age 27

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Christoffer Fagerli Rukke is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Speed Skating

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Luiza Zlotkowska is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Speed Skating

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Sun Longjiang is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Speed Skating
Sun Longjiang age 24

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Liu Fangyi is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Speed Skating
Liu Fangyi age 32

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Alexander Rumyantsev is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Speed Skating

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

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