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List of the best short track speed skating Olympic athletes of all time, with photos of the athletes when available. The famous short track speed skating event Olympians on this list are all regarded as some of the toughest athletes to have ever competed at the Olympics. Almost every one of these historic short track speed skating Olympians have taken home a medal, which is why they've earned a spot on this list. Only the greatest short track speed skating Olympic athletes are featured on the front page of this list, so be sure to vote for who you believe are the best short track speed skating athletes and vote down the ones you disagree with.

List ranges from Apolo Ohno to Allison Baver and more.

This list answers the questions, "Who are the greatest Olympic short track speed skating athletes?" and "Who is the best short track speed skating competitor of all time?"
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Apolo Ohno is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Short Track Speed Skating
United States of America
Apolo Anton Ohno is a retired American short track speed skating competitor and an eight-time medalist in the Winter Olympics. Raised by his father, Ohno began training full-time in 1996. He has ...more

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Lim Hyo-jun is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Short Track Speed Skating
Lim Hyo-jun
Lim Hyo-jun (born 29 May 1996) is a South Korean short track speed skater. He is the current champion of the Men's 1500m event in short track speed skating at the Winter Olympics, and also ...more

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Charles Hamelin is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Short Track Speed Skating
Canada
Charles Hamelin is a Canadian short track speed skater from Sainte-Julie, Quebec. Hamelin is a 4-time Olympic medalist having won 3 gold and 1 silver during the 2006, 2010 and 2014 Winter ...more

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Marianne St-Gelais is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Short Track Speed Skating
Canada
Marianne St-Gelais is a short track speed skater.

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Lee Jung-Su is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Short Track Speed Skating
South Korea
Lee Jung-su is a South Korean short track speed skater. He is a two-time Olympic Champion from 2010 Winter Olympics. Lee won one distances and became second overall at the 2008 World Junior ...more

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Byun Chun-Sa is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Short Track Speed Skating
South Korea
Byun Chun-Sa is a South Korean short track speed skater who won gold in the 3000m relay at the 2006 Winter Olympics.

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Lee Ho-Suk is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Short Track Speed Skating
South Korea
Lee Ho-Suk is a South Korean short track speedskater. He won a gold medal as a part of 5000 m short-track relay team and four silver medals in 2006 Winter Olympics held in Turin, Italy. He is ...more

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Jeon Da-Hye is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Short Track Speed Skating
South Korea
Jeon Da-hye is a South Korean short track speed skater who won gold in the women's 3000 metre relay at the 2006 Winter Olympics. In 1999 Jeon earned her first call to the South Korea women's ...more

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Jessica Gregg is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Short Track Speed Skating
Canada
Jessica Gregg is a short track speed skater.

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J. R. Celski is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Short Track Speed Skating
United States of America
J.R. Celski is a short track speed skater.

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Francois Hamelin is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Short Track Speed Skating
Canada
Francois Hamelin is a short track speed skater.

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Arianna Fontana is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Short Track Speed Skating
Italy
Arianna Fontana is an Italian short track speed skater, who won bronze in the 3000m relay at the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin. She placed 11th in the 500m and 6th in the 1000m. Arianna ...more

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Susanne Rudolph is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Short Track Speed Skating
Germany
Susanne Rudolph is a short track speed skater.

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François-Louis Tremblay is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Short Track Speed Skating
Canada
François-Louis Tremblay is a Canadian short track speed skater and five-time Olympic medalist who competed at the 2002, 2006, and 2010 Winter Olympics. François-Louis Tremblay is ...more

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Jorien Ter Mors is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Short Track Speed Skating
Netherlands
Jorien ter Mors is a Dutch speed skater on both short track and long track. She is the Olympic champion of the 1,500 metres and team pursuit in Sochi 2014.

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Amy Peterson is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Short Track Speed Skating
United States of America
Amy Peterson is an American short track speed skater. Peterson competed in five consecutive Olympic games from when short track speed skating was exhibition sport in 1988 to 2002. Peterson ...more

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Veronique Pierron is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Short Track Speed Skating
France
Veronique Pierron is a French short-track speed-skater. Pierron competed at the 2010 Winter Olympics for France. She finished second in the first round of the 500 metres, advancing to the ...more

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Kalyna Roberge is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Short Track Speed Skating
Canada
Kalyna Roberge is a Canadian short track speed skater. Roberge has won a gold medal in the 3000m relay at the 2005 World Championships. She also placed third overall at the 2005 World Junior ...more

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Olivier Jean is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Short Track Speed Skating
Canada
Olivier Jean is a Canadian short track speed skater from Lachenaie, Quebec currently residing in Montreal. He is a well-known figure for his dreadlocks and for listening to reggae, which he says ...more

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Alanna Kraus is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Short Track Speed Skating
Canada
Alanna Kraus is a Canadian short track speed skater. She won the bronze medal at the 2002 Winter Olympics in short-track speed skating for the women's 3000 m relay. She competed in three ...more

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Takahiro Fujimoto is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Short Track Speed Skating
Japan
Takahiro Fujimoto is a short track speed skater.

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Katherine Reutter is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Short Track Speed Skating
United States of America
Katherine Reutter is a short track speed skater.

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Katalin Kristó is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Short Track Speed Skating
Romania
Katalin Kristó is a Romanian short track speed skater of Hungarian ethnicity, who competed at three Winter Olympics in 2002, 2006 and 2010. She achieved her best results in 1,500 meters ...more

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Balazs Knoch is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Short Track Speed Skating
Hungary
Balazs Knoch is a short track speed skater.

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Linlin Sun is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Short Track Speed Skating
China
Linlin Sun is a short track speed skater.