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The Best Olympic Athletes in Figure Skating

Updated June 14, 2019 25.7k votes 2.7k voters 26.4k views150 items

List RulesOnly 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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    BirthplaceSendai, Japan

    NationalityJapan

    Yuzuru Hanyu (羽生結弦, Hanyū Yuzuru, born December 7, 1994) is a Japanese figure skater who competes in the men's singles discipline. He is a two-time Olympic champion (2014, 2018), a two-time World...  more

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    #1 of 28 The Best Male Figure Skaters in the World Right Now#1 of 94 The Best Olympic Athletes from Japan

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    BirthplaceSolnechny District

    NationalityRussia

    Evgeni Viktorovich Plushenko (Russian: Евге́ний Ви́кторович Плю́щенко​ , born 3 November 1982) is a Russian former figure skater. He is a four-time Olympic medalist (2006 gold, 2014 team gold, 2002 &...  more

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    #343 of 1,316 The Best Athletes Of All Time#3 of 51 The Greatest Male Figure Skaters of All Time

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    Sonja Henie

    Dec. at 57 (1912-1969)

    BirthplaceOslo, Norway

    NationalityNorway

    Sonja Henie (8 April 1912 – 12 October 1969) was a Norwegian figure skater and film star. She was a three-time Olympic Champion (1928, 1932, 1936) in Ladies' Singles, a ten-time World Champion...  more

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    Bradie Tennell (born January 31, 1998) is an American competitive figure skater. She is the 2017 Skate America bronze medalist, 2016 CS Tallinn Trophy bronze medalist, and 2018 U.S national champion....  more
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    BirthplaceToronto, Canada

    NationalityCanada

    Gabrielle Daleman is a Canadian figure skater. She represented Canada at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi and is the 2015 Canadian national champion....  more
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    BirthplaceMarystown, Canada

    NationalityCanada

    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....  more
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    Evgenia Tarasova

    Age: 26

    BirthplaceKazan, Russia

    NationalityRussia

    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 level,...  more
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    BirthplaceWoburn, Massachusetts, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Nancy Kerrigan (born October 13, 1969) is a former figure skater and American actress. She won bronze medals at the 1991 World Championships and the 1992 Winter Olympics, silver medals at the 1992...  more

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    BirthplacePerm, Russia

    NationalityRussia

    Maxim Leonidovich Trankov (Russian: Макси́м Леони́дович Транько́в, born 7 October 1983) is a Russian pair skater. With Tatiana Volosozhar, he is a two-time 2014 Olympic champion in the pairs and in...  more
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    BirthplaceFunabashi, Japan

    NationalityUnited States of America,Russia,Japan

    Yuko Kavaguti (also: Kawaguchi, Japanese: Kawaguchi Yūko (川口 悠子), Russian: Юко Кавагути, born 20 November 1981) is a pair skater who has represented Japan and Russia in international competition. In...  more
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    Pang Qing

    Age: 41

    BirthplaceHarbin, China

    NationalityChina

    Pang Qing (simplified Chinese: 庞清; traditional Chinese: 龐清; pinyin: Páng Qīng; born December 24, 1979 in Harbin, Heilongjiang) is a Chinese pair skater. With partner and husband Tong Jian, she is the...  more
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    BirthplaceLively, Ontario, Canada

    NationalityCanada

    Meagan Duhamel (born December 8, 1985) is a Canadian pair skater. With partner Eric Radford, she is a two-time world champion (2015, 2016), a 2018 Olympic gold medallist in the team event, a 2014...  more
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    BirthplaceEspoo, Finland

    NationalityFinland

    Laura Anneli Lepistö (born 25 April 1988) is a Finnish former competitive figure skater. She is the 2010 world bronze medalist, the 2009 European champion, and a two-time (2008 and 2010) Finnish...  more
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    BirthplaceMoscow, Russia

    NationalityRussia

    Dmitri Vladimirovich Soloviev (Russian: Дмитрий Владимирович Соловьёв, born 18 July 1989) is a Russian ice dancer. With partner Ekaterina Bobrova, he is the 2014 Olympic champion in the team event,...  more
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    BirthplaceLondon, Canada

    NationalityCanada

    Tessa Jane McCormick Virtue (born May 17, 1989) is a Canadian ice dancer. With ice dance partner Scott Moir, she is the 2010 Olympic champion, the 2018 Olympic champion, the 2014 Olympic silver...  more
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    BirthplaceAspen, Colorado

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Jeremy Abbott (born June 5, 1985) is a former American figure skater. He is the 2008 Grand Prix Final champion, a two-time (2007, 2011) Four Continents bronze medalist, and a four-time (2009, 2010,...  more
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    BirthplaceMoscow, Russia

    NationalityRussia

    Ekaterina Alexandrovna Bobrova (Russian: Екатерина Александровна Боброва, born 28 March 1990) is a Russian ice dancer. With partner Dmitri Soloviev, she is the 2014 Olympic champion in the team...  more
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    BirthplaceMadrid, Spain

    NationalitySpain

    Javier Fernández López (Spanish pronunciation: [xaˈβjeɾ feɾˈnandeθ ˈlopeθ]; born 15 April 1991) is a Spanish figure skater. He is the 2018 Olympic bronze medalist, a two-time World champion (2015,...  more
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    BirthplaceChicago, Illinois, USA

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Benjamin Alexandro "Ben" Agosto (born January 15, 1982) is an American ice dancer. With partner Tanith Belbin, Agosto is the 2006 Olympic silver medalist, a four-time World medalist, the 2004–2006...  more

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    Nathan Chen

    Nathan Chen (born May 5, 1999) is an American figure skater who competes in the men's singles discipline. He is a two-time World champion (2018, 2019), a 2018 Winter Olympic bronze medalist in the...  more
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    BirthplaceKošice, Slovakia

    NationalitySlovakia

    Ivana Reitmayerová (born 4 May 1992) is a Slovak former competitive figure skater. She is the 2008 Ondrej Nepela Memorial champion, 2008 Triglav Trophy silver medalist, and a two-time (2009, 2010)...  more
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    BirthplaceNantes, France

    NationalityFrance

    Fabian Bourzat (born 19 December 1980) is a French ice dancer. With partner Nathalie Péchalat, he is a two-time World bronze medalist (2012, 2014), a two-time European champion (2011–2012), and a...  more
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    BirthplaceStaaken, Germany

    NationalityGermany

    Katarina Witt (German pronunciation: [ˈkataʁiːna vɪt]; born 3 December 1965) is a retired German figure skater. Witt won two Olympic gold medals for East Germany, first at the 1984 Sarajevo Olympics...  more
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    Scott Moir

    Age: 33

    BirthplaceLondon, Canada

    NationalityCanada

    Scott Patrick Moir (born September 2, 1987) is a Canadian ice dancer. With ice dance partner Tessa Virtue, he is the 2010 Olympic champion, the 2018 Olympic champion, the 2014 Olympic silver...  more
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    Evan Bates

    Age: 31

    BirthplaceAnn Arbor, Michigan

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Evan Bates (born February 23, 1989) is an American ice dancer. With his skating partner, Madison Chock, he is a two-time World medalist (silver in 2015, bronze in 2016), a two-time Grand Prix Final...  more