Person 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 is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Speed Skaters
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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 ...more

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Age: 33

Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, USA

Profession: Athlete, Speed Skater

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#6 on The Best Speedskaters in the World

#15 on The Best Olympic Athletes from United States Of America

#7 on The Best Speed Skaters in the World Right Now

#38 on Famous People Whose Last Name Is Davis

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Jekaterina Sjichova is a speed skater. ...more

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Age: 30

Birthplace: Kirov, Russia

Profession: Athlete, Speed Skater

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#74 on The Best Olympic Athletes from Russia

#74 on The Best Olympic Athletes in Speed Skating

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Katarzyna Woźniak is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Speed Skaters
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Katarzyna Woźniak is an Olympic Speed Skating athlete from Poland. ...more

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Age: 26

Birthplace: Warsaw, Poland

Profession: Athlete, Speed Skater

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#5 on The Best Olympic Athletes from Poland

#121 on The Best Olympic Athletes in Speed Skating

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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: 30

Birthplace: Québec, Canada

Profession: Speed Skater

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#73 on The Best Olympic Athletes from Canada

#52 on The Best Olympic Athletes in Speed Skating

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Christy Ren is a short track speed skater. ...more

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Age: 32

Birthplace: China, Hong Kong

Profession: Short Track Speed Skater, Athlete, Speed Skater

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#100 on The Best Olympic Athletes in Short Track Speed Skating

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Svetlana Kaykan is a speed skater. ...more

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Age: 37

Birthplace: Chelyabinsk, Russia

Profession: Speed Skater

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#67 on The Best Olympic Athletes from Russia

#51 on The Best Olympic Athletes in Speed Skating

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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 ...more

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Age: 30

Birthplace: Edmonton, Canada

Profession: Athlete, Speed Skater

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#57 on The Best Olympic Athletes in Speed Skating

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Zhongqi Zhang is a speed skater. ...more

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Age: 33

Birthplace: Qiqihar, China

Profession: Athlete, Speed Skater

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#114 on The Best Olympic Athletes from China

#72 on The Best Olympic Athletes in Speed Skating

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