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The Greatest American Male Figure Skaters of All Time 

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Updated June 14, 2019 1.1k votes 261 voters 16.9k views 39 items

List of the greatest American male figure skaters of all time. From yesterday's legends to today's superstars, the most amazing American figure skaters in men's singles can be found here. Many have left the sport, while some are still writing their histories, but there's one thing they all have in common: they are, without doubt, the skaters whom America has been blessed to have.

Some American male figure skaters are remembered simply because of the sheer number of medals they garnered in their careers. Todd Eldredge, for example, is a US national champion six times over - no small feat. Others only hold a handful of medals, but these are prestigious. Brian Boitano is part of the elite club of men's single skaters who can call themselves not only Olympic athletes but also Olympic gold medalists.

Of course, great American skaters are remembered for other reasons, too, such as showmanship. Can anyone forget Scott Hamilton's backflips on the ice? Although the move generally didn't earn him points in the competition, Hamilton always put in a backflip when he could - it's a fan favorite.

This list contains all of the greats in American figure skating, the men who've shown that the US produces strong, medal-winning skaters. From earlier greats such as Dick Button to later favorites such as Jeremy Abbott, they're all here. While the careers of many of these great figure skaters have drawn to a close, their memories still live on in the sport. So which male skaters are the greatest of the great?

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Scott Hamilton
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Scott Hamilton is known for his gold medals, but he's perhaps equally remembered for his ability to perform a backflip on the ice.

Age: 61

Nationality: United States of America

Birthplace: Bowling Green, Ohio, United States of America

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Brian Boitano
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Brian Boitano took the gold medal at the Winter Olympic Games in 1988, which were held in Calgary.

Age: 56

Nationality: United States of America

Birthplace: Mountain View, California, United States of America

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Dick Button, before becoming a television analyst, took Olympic gold in both 1948 and 1952.

Age: 90

Nationality: United States of America

Birthplace: Englewood, New Jersey, United States of America

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Todd Eldredge’s career highlights include earning the gold at the US Figure Skating Championships not once, not twice, but six times.

Age: 48

Nationality: United States of America

Birthplace: Chatham, Massachusetts

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