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Famous Male Speed Skaters

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List of famous male speed skaters, listed by their level of prominence with photos when available. This greatest male speed skaters list contains the most prominent and top males known for being speed skaters. There are thousand of males working as speed skaters in the world, but this list highlights only the most notable ones. Historic speed skaters have worked hard to become the best that they can be, so if you're a male aspiring to be a speed skater then the people below should give you inspiration.

Everything from Rune Stordal to Carl Verheijen is included on this list.

While this isn't a list of all male speed skaters, it does answer the questions "Who are the most famous male speed skaters?" and "Who are the best male speed skaters?"


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    Shani Davis
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    Shani Davis is an Olympic Champion speed skater from the United States. At the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin, Italy, Davis became the first black athlete to win a gold medal in an individual sport at the Olympic Winter Games, winning the speedskating 1000 meter event. He also won a silver medal in the ...more

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    • Age: age 33
    • Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States of America
    • Profession: Athlete, Speed Skater
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    François-Olivier Roberge is a Canadian speed-skater who represented Canada at the 2006 and 2010 Winter Olympics. He is now studying in Public Communications at University Laval in Quebec.more

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    • Age: age 30
    • Profession: Speed Skater
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    Zhongqi Zhang is a speed skater.more

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    • Age: age 33
    • Birthplace: Qiqihar, China
    • Profession: Athlete, Speed Skater
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    Jamie Gregg is a Canadian long track speed skater. Gregg was ranked 10th in overall World Cup standings for the 2009–10 season. He is set to compete for Canada at the 2010 Winter Olympics in the 500 m. At the Olympics, Gregg competed in the Richmond Olympic Oval where he finished 8th in the 500 m as the ...more

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    • Age: age 30
    • Birthplace: Edmonton, Canada
    • Profession: Athlete, Speed Skater
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    Johann Olav Koss is a former speed skater from Norway, and current assistant coach of Norway's speed skating team. Koss is currently ranked as number 16 on the all time speed skating world cup medal table. Johann Olav Koss resides in Toronto, Canada.more

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    • Age: age 47
    • Birthplace: Drammen, Norway
    • Profession: Physician, Speed Skater
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    Brian Hansen is an American speed skater and silver medalist in the Winter Olympics. At the 2010 Winter Olympics, Hansen won a silver medal in the team pursuit along with Jonathan Kuck and Chad Hedrick. Hansen has also won a two medals in the World Single Distance Championships and two medals at the ...more

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    • Age: age 25
    • Birthplace: Evanston, Illinois, United States of America
    • Profession: Athlete, Speed Skater
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    Daniel Erwin Jansen born June 17, 1965, in West Allis, Wisconsin, is a retired American speed skater. A multiple world champion in sprint and perennial favorite at the Winter Olympics, he won a gold medal in his final race in the 1994 Winter Olympics, at the end of his career.more

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    • Age: age 50
    • Birthplace: Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States of America
    • Profession: Speed Skater
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    William Joseph Cheek is a former American speed skater and inline speed skater. He was specialized in the short and middle distances. Present day he is a media entrepreneur.more

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    • Age: age 36
    • Birthplace: Greensboro, North Carolina, United States of America
    • Profession: Athlete, Speed Skater
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    Lee Jong-woo

    Jong Woo Lee is a speed skater.more

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    • Age: age 30
    • Profession: Speed Skater
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    Chad Hedrick
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    Chad Hedrick is an American inline speed skater and ice speed skater. He was born in Spring, Texas. Hedrick revolutionized the inline speed skating world with his unique technique, called the double push, or DP. During his career he won 93 national championships and 50 world championships, as well as ...more

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    • Age: age 38
    • Birthplace: Spring, Texas, United States of America
    • Profession: Speed Skater
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    Maciej Ustynowicz is a Polish speedskater. He competed for Poland at the 2006 and 2010 Winter Olympics.more

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    • Age: age 32
    • Birthplace: Warsaw, Second Polish Republic
    • Profession: Speed Skater
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    Rintje Ritsma
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    Robert Rintje Ritsma is a former Dutch long track speed skater. His nickname is the Beer van Lemmer, which translates to the Bear from Lemmer, analogous to Igor Zhelezovski's nickname "The Bear from Minsk", both of which are in reference to their imposing physical appearance.more

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    • Age: age 45
    • Birthplace: Lemmer, Kingdom of the Netherlands
    • Profession: Speed Skater
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    Vincent Labrie

    Vincent Labrie is a speed skater.more

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    • Age: age 32
    • Profession: Speed Skater
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    Dmitry Anatolyevich Dorofeyev is a speed skater. Dmitry Dorofeyev won a silver medal in the 500 m at the 2006 Winter Olympics. His second place finish was Russia's first Olympic speed skating medal since 1994. He placed tenth in the 1,000 m event. Earlier that year, he had won silver at the World Sprint ...more

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    • Age: age 39
    • Birthplace: Kolomna, Russia
    • Profession: Speed Skater
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    Eric Heiden
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    Eric Arthur Heiden is an American former long track speed skater and road cyclist who won all of the men's speed skating races, and thus an unprecedented five individual gold medals, and set four Olympic records and one world record at the 1980 Winter Olympic Games in Lake Placid, New York, United ...more

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    • Age: age 57
    • Birthplace: Madison, Wisconsin, United States of America
    • Profession: Professional Road Racing Cyclist, Speed Skater
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    Bart Veldkamp
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    Bart Veldkamp is a retired speed skater, who represented both the Netherlands and Belgium in international competitions, including the Winter Olympics. He currently is the national speed skating coach of Belgium.more

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    • Age: age 48
    • Birthplace: The Hague, Kingdom of the Netherlands
    • Profession: Journalist, Speed Skater
    • Credits: Wildebeesten
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    Daniel Weinstein is a short track speed skater.more

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    • Age: age 34
    • Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America
    • Profession: Short Track Speed Skater, Speed Skater
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    John Amos Shea, better known as Jack Shea or The Chief, was an American double-Gold medalist in speed skating at the 1932 Winter Olympics. He was the first American to win two Gold medals at one Winter Olympics edition, and was the patriarch of the first family with three generations of Winter ...more

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    • Age: Died at 92 (1910-2002)
    • Birthplace: Lake Placid, New York, United States of America
    • Profession: Speed Skater
    • Credits: The Golden Girls, The Jeffersons, Silver Spoons, Carol & Company, Goode Behavior, + more
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    Charles Leveille
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    Charles Ryan Leveille is a retired[4] American short track and long track speed skating competitor and is an Olympian and World Champion medalist.more

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    • Age: age 32
    • Birthplace: Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America
    • Profession: Short Track Speed Skater, Speed Skater
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    Derek Parra
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    Derek Parra is an American of Mexican Native American descent. inline skater and speed skater from San Bernardino, California, who graduated from Eisenhower High School in Rialto, California, in 1988. Parra won two medals at the 2002 Winter Olympics, held in Salt Lake City, Utah. Parra's most successful ...more

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    • Age: age 45
    • Birthplace: San Bernardino, California, United States of America
    • Profession: Coach, Speed Skater
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