List of Famous Speed Skaters People

List of Famous Speed Skaters

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List of famous speed skaters, with photos, bios, and other information when available. Who are the top speed skaters in the world? This includes the most prominent speed skaters, living and dead, both in America and abroad. This list of notable speed skaters is ordered by their level of prominence, and can be sorted for various bits of information, such as where these historic speed skaters were born and what their nationality is. The people on this list are from different countries, but what they all have in common is that they're all renowned speed skaters.

List people include Shani Davis, Rintje Ritsma and many more.

From reputable, prominent, and well known speed skaters to the lesser known speed skaters of today, these are some of the best professionals in the speed skater field. If you want to answer the questions, "Who are the most famous speed skaters ever?" and "What are the names of famous speed skaters?" then you're in the right place. (535 items)


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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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    Jekaterina Sjichova is a speed skater.more

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    • Age: age 30
    • Birthplace: Kirov, Russia
    • Profession: Athlete, Speed Skater
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    Katarzyna Woźniak is an Olympic Speed Skating athlete from Poland.more

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    • Age: age 26
    • Birthplace: Warsaw, Poland
    • 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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    Christy Ren is a short track speed skater.more

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    • Age: age 32
    • Birthplace: Hong Kong, China
    • Profession: Short Track Speed Skater, Athlete, Speed Skater
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    Svetlana Kaykan is a speed skater.more

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    • Age: age 37
    • Birthplace: Chelyabinsk, Russia
    • Profession: 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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    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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    Christine Diane "Chris" Witty is an American speed skater and racing cyclist and participated in the Olympic Games in both sports. She won medals at both 1000 and 1500 meters in the 1998 Winter Olympics. In 2002 she won the Olympic gold medal at the 1000 meters in Salt Lake City, setting a world record ...more

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    • Age: age 40
    • Birthplace: West Allis, Wisconsin, United States of America
    • Profession: Professional Road Racing Cyclist, Speed Skater
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    Stephanie Beckert
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    Stephanie Beckert is a speed skater.more

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    • Age: age 27
    • Birthplace: Erfurt, Germany
    • Profession: 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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    Heather Richardson is an American speed skater who has competed since 2006. She is a native of North Carolina. She represented the United States at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, where she finished 6th in 500 metres, 9th in the 1000 metres, and 16th in the 1500 metres. At the 2011 World Single ...more

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    • Age: age 26
    • Birthplace: High Point, North Carolina, United States of America
    • Profession: Athlete, 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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    Tamara Oudenaarden

    Tamara Oudenaarden is a speed skater.more

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    • Age: age 28
    • Birthplace: St. Albert, Canada
    • Profession: Athlete, Speed Skater
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    Bonnie Blair
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    Bonnie Kathleen Blair is a retired American speedskater. She is one of the top skaters of her time, and one of the most decorated athletes in Olympic history. Blair competed for the United States in four Olympics, and in her Olympic career won five gold medals and one bronze medal.more

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    • Age: age 51
    • Birthplace: Cornwall, New York, United States of America
    • Profession: Athlete, Speed Skater
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    Park Do-yeong

    Do-Yeong Park is a speed skater.more

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    • Age: age 22
    • Birthplace: South Korea
    • Profession: Speed Skater
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    Monique Angermüller

    Monique Angermüller is a speed skater.more

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    • Age: age 31
    • Birthplace: Berlin, Germany
    • 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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    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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