Winter Sports The Best Olympic Athletes in Figure Skating  

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List Rules Only athletes that have competed in figure skating in the Olympic Games.

The figure skaters on this list have made it all the way to the Olympics in their sport. These amazing athletes had the honor of representing their country at the Olympic games, and some of these famous names even took home the gold. This list isn't just about winners, times, distances, and points, however. It's about the public's favorite star! Olympians on this list have captured the hearts of the public in one way or another, and have led their peers in figure skating competitions. Only the greatest figure skating Olympic athletes are featured on the front page of this list, so vote for the most beloved skaters of all time.  

Figure skating athletes who have competed in the Olympics don't all have what it takes to be called the "best" in their Olympic sport. Vote carefully and make sure that only the true greats get a place on the front page of this list. From established stars like Kristi Yamaguchi to up and coming legends like Gabrielle Daleman, there are plenty of stars to vote for below! 

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Kim Yuna is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Figure Skating
age 28 Kim Yuna is a South Korean former figure skater. She is the 2010 Olympic champion and 2014 silver medalist in ladies' singles; the 2009, 2013 World champion; the 2009 Four Continents champion; a ...more

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Yuzuru Hanyu is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Figure Skating
glace added age 24 Yuzuru Hanyū is a Japanese figure skater who competes in the men's singles discipline. He is the 2014 Olympic champion, the 2014 World champion, a two-time Grand Prix Final champion, the 2010 ...more

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Tessa Virtue is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Figure Skating
age 29 Tessa Jane McCormick Virtue is a Canadian ice dancer who competes together with Scott Moir. Virtue and Moir are the 2010 Olympic champions, the 2014 Olympic silver medalist, the 2010 and 2012 ...more

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Scott Moir is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Figure Skating
age 31 Scott Patrick Moir is a Canadian ice dancer who competes with Tessa Virtue. Moir and Virtue are the 2010 Olympic champions, the 2014 Olympic silver medalist, the 2010 and 2012 World champions, ...more

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Kristi Yamaguchi is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Figure Skating
LaurieM added age 47 Kristine Tsuya "Kristi" Yamaguchi is an American figure skater. She is the 1992 Olympic Champion in ladies' singles. Yamaguchi also won two World Figure Skating Championships in 1991 ...more

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Katarina Witt is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Figure Skating
Steph Bowerhaus added age 53 Katarina Witt is a retired German figure skater. Witt won two Olympic gold medals for East Germany, first at the 1984 Sarajevo Olympics and the second in 1988 at the Calgary Olympics. She is a ...more

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Evgenia Medvedeva is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Figure Skating
age 16 Evgenia Armanovna Medvedeva is a Russian figure skater. She is the 2015 World Junior champion and the 2014–15 Junior Grand Prix Final champion. She is also the senior 2015 Russian national ...more

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Mao Asada is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Figure Skating
eniseek7 added age 28 Mao Asada is a Japanese competitive figure skater and an Olympic silver medalist noted for her flexibility, expressive step sequences and triple axel jumps. She is the only female figure skater ...more

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Dorothy Hamill is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Figure Skating
age 62 Dorothy Stuart Hamill is a retired American figure skater. She is the 1976 Olympic champion in ladies' singles and the 1976 World champion.

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Patrick Chan is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Figure Skating
age 28 Patrick Lewis Wai-Kuan Chan is a Canadian figure skater. He is the 2014 Olympic silver medalist in the men's and team events, a three-time World champion, a two-time Grand Prix Final champion, a ...more

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Evgeni Plushenko is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Figure Skating
age 36 Evgeni Viktorovich Plushenko is a Russian figure skater. He is a four-time Olympic medalist, a three-time World champion, a seven-time European champion, a four-time Grand Prix Final champion, ...more

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Scott Hamilton is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Figure Skating
Tom Derr added age 60 Scott Scovell Hamilton is a retired American figure skater and Olympic gold medalist. He won four consecutive U.S. championships, four consecutive World Championships and a gold medal in the ...more

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Jayne Torvill is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Figure Skating
age 61 Jayne Torvill, OBE is an English ice dancer. With Christopher Dean, she won a gold medal at the 1984 Winter Olympics and a bronze medal at the 1994 Winter Olympics.

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Javier Fernández is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Figure Skating
age 27 Javier Fernández López is a Spanish figure skater. He is the 2015 World champion, a two-time World bronze medalist, a three-time European champion, the 2014–15 Grand Prix Final ...more

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Michelle Kwan is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Figure Skating
Tom Derr added age 38 Michelle Wingshan Kwan is an American figure skater. She is a two-time Olympic medalist, a five-time World champion and a nine-time U.S. champion. She competed at a high level for over a decade ...more

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Peggy Fleming is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Figure Skating
age 70 Peggy Gail Fleming is an American figure skater. She is the 1968 Olympic Champion in Ladies' singles and a three-time World Champion. Fleming has been a television commentator on figure skating ...more

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Meryl Davis is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Figure Skating
age 31 Meryl Elizabeth Davis is an American ice dancer. With partner Charlie White, she is the 2014 Olympic Champion, a two-time World champion, the 2010 Olympic silver medalist, two-time World silver ...more

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Oksana Baiul is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Figure Skating
LaurieM added age 41 Oksana Baiul is a Ukrainian former figure skater. She is the 1993 World champion and the 1994 Olympic champion in ladies' singles. Baiul is the first skater to win gold at the Winter Olympics ...more

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Sonja Henie is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Figure Skating
Died at 57 (1912-1969) Sonja Henie was a Norwegian figure skater and film star. She was a three-time Olympic Champion in Ladies' Singles, a ten-time World Champion and a six-time European Champion. Henie won more ...more

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Dick Button is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Figure Skating
Tom Derr added age 89 Richard Totten "Dick" Button is an American former figure skater and a well-known long-time skating television analyst. He is a twice Olympic Champion and five-time World Champion. He ...more

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Charlie White is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Figure Skating
age 31 Charles Allen White, Jr. is an American ice dancer. With partner Meryl Davis, he is the 2014 Olympic Champion, a two-time World champion, the 2010 Olympic silver medalist, two-time World silver ...more

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Carolina Kostner is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Figure Skating
age 31 Carolina Kostner is an Italian figure skater. She is the 2014 Olympic bronze medalist, the 2012 World champion, a five-time European champion, and the 2011 Grand Prix Final champion. She is also ...more

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Mirai Nagasu is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Figure Skating
age 25 Mirai Aileen Nagasu is an American figure skater. She is the 2011 Four Continents bronze medalist, 2007 JGP Final champion, a two-time medalist at the World Junior Championships, and a four-time ...more

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Christopher Dean is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Figure Skating
age 60 Christopher Colin Dean, OBE is an English ice dancer who won a gold medal at the 1984 Winter Olympics with his skating partner Jayne Torvill. They also won a bronze medal at the 1994 Winter

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Joannie Rochette is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Figure Skating
age 32 Joannie Rochette is a Canadian figure skater. She is the 2010 Olympic bronze medalist, the 2009 World silver medalist, the 2008 and 2009 Four Continents silver medalist, the 2004 Grand Prix ...more

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Aliona Savchenko is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Figure Skating
age 34 Aliona Savchenko is a Ukrainian-born German pair skater who currently skates with Bruno Massot for Germany. Savchenko originally represented Ukraine with Dmitri Boyenko and Stanislav Morozov. ...more

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Tara Lipinski is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Figure Skating
Ana Rodrigues added age 36 Tara Kristen Lipinski is a former American figure skater. She won the ladies' singles Olympic gold medal in figure skating at the 1998 Winter Olympics in Nagano, Japan, at the age of 15, ...more

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Tanith Belbin is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Figure Skating
age 34 Tanith Jessica Louise Belbin is a Canadian-American ice dancer. Though born in Canada, she holds dual citizenship and has competed for the United States since she began skating with Benjamin ...more

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Sergei Grinkov is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Figure Skating
MajaMintoft added Died at 28 (1967-1995) Sergei Mikhailovich Grinkov was a Russian pair skater. Together with partner and wife Ekaterina Gordeeva, he was the 1988 and 1994 Olympic Champion and a four-time World Champion.

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Meagan Duhamel is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Figure Skating
age 33 Meagan Duhamel is a Canadian pair skater. With her partner Eric Radford, she is the 2015 World Champion and a two-time World bronze medalist, a two-time Four Continents champion, the 2014–15 ...more

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Sasha Cohen is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Figure Skating
NY_JeffC added age 34

2006 US Champion and Olympic Silver medalist

Alexandra Pauline "Sasha" Cohen is a U.S. figure skater. She is the 2006 Olympic silver medalist, a three-time World Championship medalist, the 2003 Grand Prix Final Champion, and the ...more

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Nathan Chen is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Figure Skating
Nathan Chen (born May 5, 1999) is an American figure skater. He is the 2017–18 Grand Prix Final champion, 2017 Four Continents champion, 2016–17 Grand Prix Final silver medalist, 2017 and 2018 ...more

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Kaetlyn Osmond is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Figure Skating
age 23 Kaetlyn Osmond is a Canadian figure skater. She is the 2012 Skate Canada champion, the 2012 Nebelhorn Trophy champion and a two-time Canadian national champion.

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Evan Lysacek is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Figure Skating
age 33 Evan Frank Lysacek is an American figure skater. He is the 2010 Olympic champion, the 2009 World champion, a two-time Four Continents champion, the 2009 Grand Prix Final champion, and a two-time ...more

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Nancy Kerrigan is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Figure Skating
LaurieM added age 49 Nancy Ann Kerrigan is an American former figure skater. She is the 1994 Olympic silver medalist, the 1992 Olympic bronze medalist, a two-time world medalist, and the 1993 US National Champion. ...more

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Miki Ando is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Figure Skating
age 31 Miki Ando is a Japanese former figure skater. She is the 2007 and 2011 World champion, 2011 Four Continents champion, 2004 World Junior champion, and a three-time Japanese national champion. ...more

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Shen Xue is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Figure Skating
age 40 Shen Xue is a female Chinese pair skater. With her partner and husband Zhao Hongbo, Shen is the 2010 Olympic champion, the 2002 & 2006 Olympic bronze medalist, a three-time World champion, a ...more

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Zhao Hongbo is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Figure Skating
age 45 Zhao Hongbo is a male Chinese pair skater. With his partner and wife Shen Xue, Zhao is the 2010 Olympic champion, the 2002 & 2006 Olympic bronze medalist, a three-time World champion, a ...more

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Adam Rippon is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Figure Skating
age 29 Adam Rippon is an American figure skater. He is the 2010 Four Continents Champion, the 2012 and 2015 U.S. Silver Medalist, the 2008 and 2009 World Junior Champion, the 2008 U.S. Junior National ...more

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Eric Radford is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Figure Skating
Eric Radford age 33 Eric Radford is a Canadian pair skater. With partner Meagan Duhamel, he is the 2015 World Champion and a two-time World bronze medalist, a two-time Four Continents champion, the 2014–15 Grand ...more

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Evgenia Tarasova is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Figure Skating
Evgenia Tarasova age 24 Evgenia Maximovna Tarasova is a Russian pair skater. With partner Vladimir Morozov, she is the 2013 Winter Universiade silver medalist and 2015 Russian national silver medalist. On the junior ...more

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Tatiana Volosozhar is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Figure Skating
age 32 Tatiana Andreyеvna Volosozhar is a Russian pair skater. With Maxim Trankov, she is the two times 2014 Olympic champion in the pairs and in team events, the 2013 World champion, a three-time ...more

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Benjamin Agosto is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Figure Skating
age 36 Benjamin Alexandro Agosto is an American ice dancer. With partner Tanith Belbin, Agosto is the 2006 Olympic silver medalist, a four-time World medalist, the 2004–2006 Four Continents champion, ...more

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Paul Poirier is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Figure Skating
age 27 Paul Poirier is a Canadian ice dancer. With Piper Gilles, he is the 2014 Four Continents silver medalist and a two-time Canadian national medalist. With earlier partner Vanessa Crone, he is the ...more

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Gabrielle Daleman is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Figure Skating
Gabrielle Daleman age 20 Gabrielle Daleman is a Canadian figure skater. She represented Canada at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi and is the 2015 Canadian national champion.

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Maxim Trankov is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Figure Skating
age 35 Maxim Leonidovich Trankov is a Russian pair skater. With Tatiana Volosozhar, he is the two times 2014 Olympic champion in the pairs and in team events, the 2013 World champion, a three-time ...more

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Vladimir Morozov is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Figure Skating
Vladimir Morozov age 23 Vladimir Viktorovich Morozov is a Russian competitive swimmer and Olympic bronze medalist. He is the current Russian record holder in the 50-meter backstroke and freestyle.

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Evan Bates is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Figure Skating
age 29 Evan Bates is an American ice dancer. With partner Madison Chock, he is the 2015 World silver medalist, the 2013 Four Continents bronze medalist, the 2014 Skate America champion, and a two-time ...more

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Johnny Weir is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Figure Skating
age 34 John Garvin "Johnny" Weir is an American figure skater. He is the 2008 World bronze medalist, a two-time Grand Prix Final bronze medalist, the 2001 World Junior Champion, and a ...more

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Alena Leonova is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Figure Skating
age 28 Alena Igorevna Leonova is a Russian figure skater. She is the 2012 World silver medalist, the 2011 Grand Prix Final bronze medalist, the 2009 World Junior champion, and a three-time Russian ...more