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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Sonja Henie is listed (or ranked) 1 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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Katarina Witt is listed (or ranked) 2 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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Kim Yuna is listed (or ranked) 3 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) 4 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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Evgeni Plushenko is listed (or ranked) 5 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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Jayne Torvill is listed (or ranked) 6 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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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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Kristi Yamaguchi is listed (or ranked) 8 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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Tessa Virtue is listed (or ranked) 9 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) 10 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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Aliona Savchenko is listed (or ranked) 11 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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Mao Asada is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Figure Skating
eniseek7 added age 29
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) 13 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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Tatiana Navka is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Figure Skating
MajaMintoft added age 43
Tatyana Aleksandrovna Navka is a Russian ice dancer. With partner Roman Kostomarov, she is the 2006 Olympic champion, a two-time World champion, a three-time Grand Prix Final champion, and a ...more

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Joannie Rochette is listed (or ranked) 15 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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Scott Hamilton is listed (or ranked) 16 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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Patrick Chan is listed (or ranked) 17 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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Tatiana Totmianina is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Figure Skating
MajaMintoft added age 37
Tatiana Ivanovna Totmianina is a Russian pair skater. With partner Maxim Marinin, she is the 2006 Olympic Champion, two-time World Champion, and five-time European Champion. The pair began ...more

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Peggy Fleming is listed (or ranked) 19 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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Michelle Kwan is listed (or ranked) 20 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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Kiira Korpi is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Figure Skating
age 30
Kiira Linda Katriina Korpi is a Finnish figure skater. She is a three-time European medalist, the 2010 Trophée Eric Bompard champion, the 2012 Rostelecom Cup champion, a two-time Cup of ...more

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Charlie White is listed (or ranked) 22 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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Javier Fernández is listed (or ranked) 23 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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Oksana Baiul is listed (or ranked) 24 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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Christopher Dean is listed (or ranked) 25 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