The Best Female Figure Skaters in the World Right Now

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The top active female figure skaters currently competing

List of the best female figure skaters in the world. This list includes active and competing figure skaters who are considered figure skating’s best and most promising. Some have competed in the Olympic games; others are sure to do so in the future. Whether they’ve been to the Olympics, though, these are all female figure skaters to watch -- ones who are sure to go down in history as the best.

The best figure skaters in the world come from all over the globe. South Korea, for example, has produced one of the best female figure skaters in the world, one who has broken record after record: Yu-Na Kim. She was not only the first female skater to score over 150 points in free skating but also the first female skater to become a champion at the World Figure Skating Championships, the Olympics, the Four Continents Figure Skating Championships, and the Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final.

But are medals the only measure of what makes a female figure skater the best? Earning medals is, of course, important, but the crowd-pleasing ability of the skater shouldn’t be discounted. This includes the capability of a skater and her team to pull together music, choreography, jumps, spins, and costumes into a pleasing, artistic whole -- something the ultimate female figures skaters are able to do in routine after routine.

This list contains the best ladies’ single skaters found in figure skating. As their careers progress, they’ll surely continue to add medals and merits to their names. These top active women figure skaters will also continue to bring enjoyment to figure skating fans -- not only those of today but also those of generations to come.

  • 1
    876 VOTES
    Yuna Kim
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    A record-breaking skater, Yuna Kim’s long list of medals includes the gold medal in ladies’ single skating at the 2010 Winter Olympic Games and at the 2013 World Figure Skating Championships.

    876 votes
  • 2
    483 VOTES
    Mao Asada
    Video: YouTube

    Mao Asada took the gold at the 2005 World Junior Figure Skating Championships and the silver at the 2010 Winter Olympic Games.

    483 votes
  • 3
    313 VOTES

    Yulia Lipnitskaya

    Yulia Lipnitskaya
    Video: YouTube

    Yulia Lipnitskaya took the gold medal at both the Russian Figure Skating Championships (junior level) and the World Junior Figure Skating Championships in 2012.

    313 votes
  • Carolina Kostner
    Video: YouTube

    Along with winning the gold at the 2012 World Figure Skating Championships, Carolina Kostner has also been named champion at the Italian Figure Skating Championship seven times.

    263 votes
  • 5
    200 VOTES
    Kaetlyn Osmond
    Video: YouTube

    Kaetlyn Osmond took first place at the 2012 Skate Canada International as well as at the Canadian Figure Skating Championships in both 2013 and 2014.

    200 votes
  • 6
    236 VOTES
    Mirai Nagasu
    Video: YouTube

    Mirai Nagasu’s achievements include taking four medals at the U. S. Figure Skating Championships, including the gold in 2008.

    236 votes