People In Sports The Best Olympic Athletes in Skeleton  

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Skeleton - a staple of the Winter Olympics - is a sport that requires coordination and precision. The famous skeleton 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 skeleton Olympians have taken home a medal, which is why they've earned a spot on this list. However, only one player can be voted the best skeleton player in history.

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Elisabeth Vathje is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Skeleton
Elisabeth Vathje

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Martins Dukurs is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Skeleton
Latvia
Martins Dukurs is a Latvian skeleton racer who has competed since 1998. He won silver at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver and a second silver at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi. He has ...more

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Sungbin Yun is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Skeleton
Sungbin Yun South Korea
Yun Sung-Bin is an South Korean skeleton racer. He is a participant at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi. Yun started skeleton at the age of 18 in early 2012, and after three-month training he ...more

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Katie Uhlaender is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Skeleton
United States of America
Katie Uhlaender is an American skeleton racer who has competed since 2003. She won four medals at the FIBT World Championships with one silver and three bronzes. Uhlaender won the women's ...more

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Tomass Dukurs is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Skeleton
Latvia
Tomass Dukurs is a Latvian skeleton racer who has competed since 1998. Competing in three Winter Olympics, he earned his best finish of fourth in the men's skeleton event at Vancouver in 2010 ...more

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Michelle Kelly is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Skeleton
Canada
Michelle Kelly is a Canadian skeleton racer who has competed since 1996. She won a complete set of medals at the FIBT World Championships with a gold in 2003, a silver in 2008, and a bronze in ...more

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Jeff Pain is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Skeleton
Canada
Jeff Pain is an American-born, Canadian skeleton racer who has competed since 1995. He is regarded as one of the most successful male competitors in the history of the Canadian skeleton program. ...more

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Michael Douglas is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Skeleton
Canada
Michael Douglas is a Canadian skeleton racer who has competed since 2006. He played football and competed in track whilst at University in Toronto, and at the age of 30 he was discovered by ...more

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Jon Montgomery is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Skeleton
Canada
Jonathan Riley "Jon" Montgomery is a Canadian skeleton racer and television host. He won the Gold Medal in the men's skeleton event at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver.

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Shelley Rudman is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Skeleton
United Kingdom
Shelley Rudman is a British skeleton bobsledder, the 2013 world champion in that event, an Olympic silver medal at the 2006 Winter Olympic Games in skeleton and a former World Cup and European ...more

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John Daly is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Skeleton
John Daly United Kingdom
John Daly was an Irish athlete who won a silver medal in the 1904 Summer Olympics. When not competing for Ireland as a member of the Gaelic Athletic Association, Daly competed as a member of the ...more

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Anja Huber is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Skeleton
Germany
Anja Huber is a German skeleton racer who has competed since 2003. She earned two gold medals at the 2008 FIBT World Championships in Altenberg, Germany, winning them in women's skeleton and the ...more

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Amy Gough is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Skeleton
Canada
Amy Gough is a Canadian skeleton racer who has competed since 2002. Her best Skeleton World Cup finish was second at Park City, Utah in November 2009. Gough's best finish at the FIBT World ...more

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Mellisa Hollingsworth is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Skeleton
Canada
Mellisa Hollingsworth is a Canadian athlete who has competed since 1995. She won the bronze medal in the women's skeleton event at the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin. Hollingsworth also won a ...more

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Zach Lund is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Skeleton
United States of America
Zach Lund is an American skeleton racer who has competed since 2000. He won two bronze medals at the FIBT World Championships with one in 2007 and one in 2008. He finished #1 in World Cup ...more

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Paul Boehm is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Skeleton
Canada
Paul Boehm is a Canadian skeleton racer who has competed since 1998. He finished fourth in the men's skeleton event at the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin. Boehm's best finish at the FIBT World ...more

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Maya Pedersen-Bieri is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Skeleton
Switzerland
Maya Pedersen-Bieri is a Swiss skeleton racer who has competed since 1995. She won the gold medal in the women's skeleton event at the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin. She is one of the most ...more

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Maurizio Oioli is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Skeleton
Italy
Maurizio Oioli is an Italian skeleton racer who competed since 2002. At the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin, he finished 12th in the men's skeleton event. Oioli also finished 26th in the men's ...more

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Frank Rommel is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Skeleton
Germany
Frank Rommel is a German retired skeleton racer who has competed since 2002. He won two medals at the FIBT World Championships with a gold in the mixed team and a bronze in the men's skeleton ...more

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Jacqueline Loelling is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Skeleton
Jacqueline Loelling

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Michelle Steele is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Skeleton
Australia
Michelle Steele is an Australian skeleton racer who has competed since 2004. She finished 13th in the women's skeleton event at the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin. Steele's best finish at the ...more

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Matthias Guggenberger is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Skeleton
Austria
Matthias Guggenberger is an Austrian skeleton racer who has competed since 2005. His best Skeleton World Cup finish was 11th at Igls in January 2008. Guggenberger finished 24th in the men's ...more

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Ander Mirambell is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Skeleton
Spain
Ander Mirambell is a skeleton racer.

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Desiree Bjerke is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Skeleton
Norway
Desiree Bjerke Andersen is a Norwegian skeleton racer who has competed since 1997. She finished ninth in the women's skeleton event at the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin. Bjerke's best finish at ...more

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Sebastian Haupt is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Skeleton
Germany
Sebastian Haupt is a German skeleton racer who has competed since 2001. He won the gold medal in the mixed bobsleigh-skeleton team event at the 2008 FIBT World Championships in Altenberg, ...more