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The Best Olympic Athletes in Skeleton

Updated June 24, 2020 5.1k votes 548 voters 11.3k views64 items

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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.

Who is the best skeleton competitor of all time? Vote up your favorites below to help decide. 

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    59

    Martins Dukurs

    Latvia
    Martins Dukurs (born 31 March 1984) is a Latvian skeleton racer who has competed since 1998....  more
  • 2
    158
    46

    Tina Hermann

  • 3
    299
    152

    Elisabeth Vathje

  • 4
    170
    77

    Sungbin Yun

    South Korea
    Yun Sung-Bin is an South Korean skeleton racer. He is a participant at the 2014 Winter...  more
  • 5
    120
    55

    Katie Uhlaender

    United States of America
    Katie Uhlaender (born July 17, 1984) is an American skeleton racer who has competed since...  more
  • 6
    77
    22

    Anja Huber

    Germany
    Anja Huber (born 20 May 1983 in Berchtesgaden) is a German skeleton racer who has competed...  more
  • 7
    65
    15
    Frank Rommel (born 30 July 1984 in Suhl) is a German retired skeleton racer who began...  more
  • 8
    57
    13

    Jacqueline Loelling

  • 9
    Aleksandr Tretyakov may refer to: Aleksandr Tretyakov (wrestler) (born 1972), Russian Olympic...  more
  • 10
    Mellisa Hollingsworth (born October 4, 1980 in Lacombe, Alberta) is a Canadian athlete who has...  more
  • 11
    92
    43

    Shelley Rudman

    United Kingdom
    Shelley Rudman (born 23 March 1981) is one of Britain's most successful skeleton bobsleigh...  more
  • 12
    59
    15
    Sebastian Haupt (born 17 December 1985 in Heilbad Heiligenstadt, Thuringia) is a German...  more
  • 13
    81
    35
    Michelle Kelly may refer to Michelle Kelly (skeleton racer) (born 1974), Canadian Olympic...  more
  • 14
    75
    34

    Zach Lund

    United States of America
    Zach Lund (born March 22, 1979) is an American skeleton racer who has competed since 2000. He...  more
  • 15
    73
    35
    Jonathan Riley "Jon" Montgomery (born May 6, 1979, in Russell, Manitoba) is a Canadian...  more
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    32
    7

    Jacqueline Lölling

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    44
    20
    Sergey Sergeyevich Chudinov (Russian: Сергей Сергеевич Чудинов; born June 8, 1983 in Chusovoy)...  more
  • 18
    Kerstin Szymkowiak (born Kerstin Jürgens on 19 December 1977 in Siegen) is a German retired...  more
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    42
    24
    Maya Pedersen-Bieri (born 27 November 1972 in Spiez) is a Swiss-Norwegian skeleton racer who...  more
  • 20
    55
    41
    Michael Douglas (born March 31, 1971) is a Canadian skeleton racer who has competed since...  more
  • 21
    Elena Valeryevna Nikitina is a Russian skeleton racer who joined the national squad in 2009....  more
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    37
    20

    John Farrow

    Australia
    John Farrow is an Olympic Skeleton slider....  more
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    34
    19

    Anthony Deane

    Australia
    Anthony Deane (born 3 July 1984) is an Australian skeleton racer who has competed since 2009....  more
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    21
    7

    Amy Williams

    United Kingdom
    Amy Joy Williams, (born 29 September 1982) is a British former skeleton racer and Olympic...  more
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    32
    20

    Amy Gough

    Canada
    Amy Gough (born August 24, 1977 in Williams Lake, British Columbia) is a Canadian skeleton...  more