All People List of Famous Speed Skaters

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List of famous speed skaters, with photos, bios, and other information when available. Who are the top speed skaters in the world? This includes the most prominent speed skaters, living and dead, both in America and abroad. This list of notable speed skaters is ordered by their level of prominence, and can be sorted for various bits of information, such as where these historic speed skaters were born and what their nationality is. The people on this list are from different countries, but what they all have in common is that they're all renowned speed skaters.

List people include Shani Davis, Rintje Ritsma and many more.

From reputable, prominent, and well known speed skaters to the lesser known speed skaters of today, these are some of the best professionals in the speed skater field. If you want to answer the questions, "Who are the most famous speed skaters ever?" and "What are the names of famous speed skaters?" then you're in the right place. (535 items)

Shani Davis is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Speed Skaters
Shani Davis is an Olympic Champion speed skater from the United States. At the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin, Italy, Davis became the first black athlete to win a gold medal in an individual ...more

Yekaterina Shikhova is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Speed Skaters
Jekaterina Sjichova is a speed skater.

Katarzyna Woźniak is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Speed Skaters
Katarzyna Woźniak is an Olympic Speed Skating athlete from Poland.

François-Olivier Roberge is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Speed Skaters
François-Olivier Roberge is a Canadian speed-skater who represented Canada at the 2006 and 2010 Winter Olympics. He is now studying in Public Communications at University Laval in

Christy Ren is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Speed Skaters
Christy Ren is a short track speed skater.

Svetlana Kaykan is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Speed Skaters
Svetlana Kaykan is a speed skater.

Jamie Gregg is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Speed Skaters
Jamie Gregg is a Canadian long track speed skater. Gregg was ranked 10th in overall World Cup standings for the 2009–10 season. He is set to compete for Canada at the 2010 Winter Olympics in the ...more

Zhang Zhongqi is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Speed Skaters
Zhongqi Zhang is a speed skater.

Chris Witty is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list List of Famous Speed Skaters
Christine Diane "Chris" Witty 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 ...more

Stephanie Beckert is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list List of Famous Speed Skaters
Stephanie Beckert is a speed skater.

Johann Olav Koss is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list List of Famous Speed Skaters
Johann Olav Koss is a former speed skater from Norway, and current assistant coach of Norway's speed skating team. Koss is currently ranked as number 16 on the all time speed skating world cup ...more

Heather Richardson is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list List of Famous Speed Skaters
Heather Richardson is an American speed skater who has competed since 2006. She is a native of North Carolina. She represented the United States at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, where ...more

Brian Hansen is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list List of Famous Speed Skaters
Brian Hansen is an American speed skater and silver medalist in the Winter Olympics. At the 2010 Winter Olympics, Hansen won a silver medal in the team pursuit along with Jonathan Kuck and Chad ...more

Tamara Oudenaarden is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list List of Famous Speed Skaters
Tamara Oudenaarden Tamara Oudenaarden is a speed skater.

Bonnie Blair is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list List of Famous Speed Skaters
Bonnie Kathleen Blair is a retired American speedskater. She is one of the top skaters of her time, and one of the most decorated athletes in Olympic history. Blair competed for the United ...more

Park Do-yeong is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list List of Famous Speed Skaters
Park Do-yeong Do-Yeong Park is a speed skater.

Monique Angermüller is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list List of Famous Speed Skaters
Monique Angermüller Monique Angermüller is a speed skater.

Lee Jong-woo is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list List of Famous Speed Skaters
Lee Jong-woo Jong Woo Lee is a speed skater.

Dan Jansen is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list List of Famous Speed Skaters
Daniel Erwin Jansen born June 17, 1965, in West Allis, Wisconsin, is a retired American speed skater. A multiple world champion in sprint and perennial favorite at the Winter Olympics, he won a ...more

Joey Cheek is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list List of Famous Speed Skaters
William Joseph Cheek is a former American speed skater and inline speed skater. He was specialized in the short and middle distances. Present day he is a media entrepreneur.

Laurine Van Riessen is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list List of Famous Speed Skaters
Laurine Van Riessen is a speed skater.

Chad Hedrick is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list List of Famous Speed Skaters
Chad Hedrick is an American inline speed skater and ice speed skater. He was born in Spring, Texas. Hedrick revolutionized the inline speed skating world with his unique technique, called the ...more

Sun Longjiang is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list List of Famous Speed Skaters
Sun Longjiang Sun Longjiang is a Chinese male speed skater. He competed for China at the 2010 Winter Olympics in the 1000m and 1500m events.

Maciej Ustynowicz is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list List of Famous Speed Skaters
Maciej Ustynowicz is a Polish speedskater. He competed for Poland at the 2006 and 2010 Winter Olympics.

Rintje Ritsma is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list List of Famous Speed Skaters
Robert Rintje Ritsma is a former Dutch long track speed skater. His nickname is the Beer van Lemmer, which translates to the Bear from Lemmer, analogous to Igor Zhelezovski's nickname "The ...more

Olga Fatkulina is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list List of Famous Speed Skaters
Olga Fatkulina Olga Aleksandrovna Fatkulina is a Russian long-track speed skater. She competed for Russia at the 2010 and 2014 Winter Olympics in the women's 500 m and 1000 m. In the 2013 World Single Distance ...more

Mitchell Whitmore is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list List of Famous Speed Skaters
Mitchell Whitmore Mitchell Whitmore is an American long track speed skater from Waukesha, Wisconsin. His coach is Mike Witty, whose sister Chris Witty won three Olympic medals, and trains at the Pettit National ...more

Vincent Labrie is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list List of Famous Speed Skaters
Vincent Labrie Vincent Labrie is a speed skater.

Anni Friesinger-Postma is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list List of Famous Speed Skaters
Anna Christine Friesinger-Postma is a former German speed skater. Her father Georg Friesinger, of Germany, and mother Janina Korowicka, of Poland, were both skaters; Jana was on the Polish team ...more

Anastasia Bucsis is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list List of Famous Speed Skaters
Anastasia Bucsis Anastasia Bucsis is a Canadian speed skater. She competed at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver in the women's 500-metre competition. In addition, she participated in the Sochi 2014 Winter ...more

Masako Hozumi is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list List of Famous Speed Skaters
Masako Hozumi is a speed skater.

Ireen Wüst is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list List of Famous Speed Skaters
Ireen Wüst is a Dutch long track allround speed skater. At the age of 19, on 12 February 2006, Wüst won the gold medal in the 2006 Winter Olympic Games 3000-meter event. She is the ...more

Dmitry Dorofeyev is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list List of Famous Speed Skaters
Dmitry Anatolyevich Dorofeyev is a speed skater. Dmitry Dorofeyev won a silver medal in the 500 m at the 2006 Winter Olympics. His second place finish was Russia's first Olympic speed skating ...more

Lauren Cholewinski is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list List of Famous Speed Skaters
Lauren Cholewinski Lauren Cholewinski is an American speed skater who has competed since 2007. She grew up in Rock Hill, South Carolina, where she learned to skate at a rink named "Roller Magic." She was ...more

Eric Heiden is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list List of Famous Speed Skaters
Eric Arthur Heiden is an American former long track speed skater and road cyclist who won all of the men's speed skating races, and thus an unprecedented five individual gold medals, and set ...more

Clara Hughes is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list List of Famous Speed Skaters
Clara Hughes, OC OM MSC is a Canadian cyclist and speed skater, who has won multiple Olympic medals in both sports. Hughes won two bronze in the Summer Olympics in 1996 and four medals over the ...more

Sheila Young is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list List of Famous Speed Skaters
Sheila Grace Young-Ochowicz is a retired American speed skater and track cyclist. She won three world titles in each of these sports, sometimes in the same year. In 1976, she also became the ...more

Bart Veldkamp is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list List of Famous Speed Skaters
Bart Veldkamp is a retired speed skater, who represented both the Netherlands and Belgium in international competitions, including the Winter Olympics. He currently is the national speed skating ...more

Charles Leveille is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list List of Famous Speed Skaters
Charles Ryan Leveille is a retired[4] American short track and long track speed skating competitor and is an Olympian and World Champion medalist.

Daniel Weinstein is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list List of Famous Speed Skaters
Daniel Weinstein is a short track speed skater.

Jack Shea is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list List of Famous Speed Skaters
John Amos Shea, better known as Jack Shea or The Chief, was an American double-Gold medalist in speed skating at the 1932 Winter Olympics. He was the first American to win two Gold medals at one ...more

Beth Heiden is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list List of Famous Speed Skaters
Elizabeth Lee "Beth" Heiden Reid is an American athlete who excelled in speed skating, cross-country skiing and bicycle racing. She was born in Madison, Wisconsin. Her brother Eric was ...more

Derek Parra is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list List of Famous Speed Skaters
Derek Parra is an American of Mexican Native American descent. inline skater and speed skater from San Bernardino, California, who graduated from Eisenhower High School in Rialto, California, in ...more

Andrew Nicholson is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list List of Famous Speed Skaters
Andrew Nicholson is a New Zealand horseman who has competed at six Olympic Games. Nicholson's greatest success at international level has been in Three-Day Event Teams. He won a gold medal at ...more

Anna Rokita is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list List of Famous Speed Skaters
Anna Rokita is an Austrian long track speed skater who participates in international competitions.

Daniëlle Bekkering is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list List of Famous Speed Skaters
Daniëlle Bekkering is a Dutch marathon speed skater, short track speed skater and cyclist who currently lives in Den Ham. Bekkering has several nicknames like Beeks, Daantje and Dikkie Dik. ...more

Kristina Groves is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list List of Famous Speed Skaters
Kristina Nicole Groves is a Canadian speed skater. She is Canada's most decorated skater in the World Single Distances Championships with 13 career medals in this event. She won four Olympic ...more

Ivar Ballangrud is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list List of Famous Speed Skaters
Ivar Eugen Ballangrud was a Norwegian speed skater, a four-time Olympic champion in speed skating. As the only triple gold medalist at the 1936 Winter Olympics, Ballangrud was the most ...more

Cindy Klassen is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list List of Famous Speed Skaters
Cindy Klassen, OM is a Canadian long track speed skater. She is a six-time medalist having achieved one gold, two silver, three bronze at the Winter Olympics. Klassen is tied with Clara Hughes ...more

Catriona Le May Doan is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list List of Famous Speed Skaters
Catriona Ann Le May Doan, OC is a Canadian speed skater and a double Olympic champion in the 500 m.