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Famous Female Speed Skaters

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List of famous female speed skaters, listed by their level of prominence with photos when available. This greatest female speed skaters list contains the most prominent and top females known for being speed skaters. There are thousand of females working as speed skaters in the world, but this list highlights only the most notable ones. Historic speed skaters have worked hard to become the best that they can be, so if you're a female aspiring to be a speed skater then the people below should give you inspiration.

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While this isn't a list of all female speed skaters, it does answer the questions "Who are the most famous female speed skaters?" and "Who are the best female speed skaters?"

Yekaterina Vladimirovna Shikhova (Russian: Екатерина Владимировна Шихова; born 25 June 1985) is a Russian speed skater. She won a team bronze medal at the 2014 Winter Olympics, and an individual allround bronze medal at the 2013 World Championships. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 33

Birthplace: Kirov, Russia

Katarzyna Woźniak is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Female Speed Skaters
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Katarzyna Bronisława Woźniak (born 5 October 1989) is a Polish speed skater. She is a silver and bronze medalist of the Olympic Games. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 29

Birthplace: Warsaw, Second Polish Republic

Svetlana Mikhaylovna Kaykan (Russian: Светлана Михайловна Кайкан) (born August 6, 1978 in Chelyabinsk) is a Russian speed skater who specialises in sprint. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 40

Birthplace: Chelyabinsk, Russia

Chris Witty is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Female Speed Skaters
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Christine Diane "Chris" Witty (born June 23, 1975) is an American speed skater and racing cyclist and participated in the Olympic Games in both sports. She won medals at both 1000 and 1500 meters in the 1998 Winter Olympics. In 2002, she won the Olympic gold medal at the 1000 meters in Salt Lake City, setting a world record in the process. In 1996 she became World Champion Sprint, in 1997 and 1998 she became second and in 2000 she became third. In 1998 she won the gold medal at the World Single Distance Championships at the 1000 m, in 1996 the silver and in 2000 the bronze medal at the same distance. In 2000, she placed fifth overall in the 500 m cycling time trials at the 2000 Summer ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 43

Birthplace: West Allis, Wisconsin, United States of America

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