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Yuzuru Hanyu
(One of the Greatest Figure Skaters in History)
Yuzuru Hanyu
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Birthdate: December 7, 1994
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Sendai, Japan

Yuzuru Hanyu is a Japanese figure skater. Considered one of the greatest male figure skaters of all time, Hanyu became only the second figure skaters ever to receive two successive Olympic gold medals; he achieved this feat in 2014 and 2018. He also won the 2020 Four Continents Championships, becoming the only male singles skater to accomplish a Super Slam.

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Scott Moir
(Canadian Retired Ice Dancer, Coach, and Three-Time Olympic Gold Medalist)
Scott Moir
401
Birthdate: September 2, 1987
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: London, Ontario, Canada
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
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Nancy Kerrigan
(Former Figure Skater)
Nancy Kerrigan
379
Birthdate: October 13, 1969
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Stoneham, Massachusetts, United States
Figure skater Nancy Kerrigan is best known for her 1993 U.S. Figure Skating Championship win. She has also won medals at the 1991 and 1992 World Championships and the 1992 and 1994 Winter Olympics. She was attacked and injured by a man hired by her rival Tonya Harding’s former husband. 
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Ekaterina Gordeeva
(Russian Figure Skater and Olympic Gold Medalist)
Ekaterina Gordeeva
161
Birthdate: May 28, 1971
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia
Height: 5'1" (155 cm)
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Tessa Virtue
(Canadian Retired Ice Dancer and Olympic Gold Medalist)
Tessa Virtue
389
Birthdate: May 17, 1989
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: London, Canada
Canadian former ice dancer Tessa Virtue is a two-time Olympic champion and a three-time world champion, with her dance partner Scott Moir. She has also won the Canadian national championship eight times. Virtue and Moir are the only winners of the Career Super Grand Slam in ice-dance history.
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Nathan Chen
(American Figure skater)
Nathan Chen
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Birthdate: May 5, 1999
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
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Michelle Kwan
(American Retired Figure Skater)
Michelle Kwan
505
Birthdate: July 7, 1980
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Torrance, California, United States
Height: 5'2" (157 cm)
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Oksana Baiul
(Former Ukrainian Competitive Figure Skater)
Oksana Baiul
162
Birthdate: November 16, 1977
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Dnipro, Ukraine
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)
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Sergei Grinkov
(Russian Figure Skater and Olympic Gold Medalist)
Sergei Grinkov
164
Birthdate: February 4, 1967
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia
Died: November 20, 1995
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
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Christopher Dean
(British Ice Dancer and Olympic Medalist)
Christopher Dean
324
Birthdate: July 27, 1958
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Calverton, United Kingdom
British ice dancer Christopher Dean is best known for his 1984 Winter Olympics gold-medal-winning performance with his skating partner Jayne Torvill. The duo won a bronze at the 1994 Winter Olympics. Dean is also four-time World Championship winner and a six-time British Champion. He inspired the biopic Torvill & Dean.
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Alina Zagitova
(Russian Figure Skater and Olympic Gold Medalist)
Alina Zagitova
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Birthdate: May 18, 2002
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Izhevsk, Russia

Alina Zagitova is a Russian figure skater who has won one gold medal each in Olympic Games, World Figure Skating Championships, European Figure Skating Championships, and Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final; she is the only female figure skater from Russia to have achieved this feat. At the 2019 Glamour Russia Awards, Alina Zagitova was named Sportswoman of the Year.

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Tara Lipinski
(American Former Competitive Figure Skater, Actress And Sports Commentator)
Tara Lipinski
439
Birthdate: June 10, 1982
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Height: 5'1" (155 cm)
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Yuna Kim
(Figure Skater)
Yuna Kim
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Birthdate: September 5, 1990
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Bucheon-si, South Korea
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
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Mao Asada
(Japanese Former Competitive Figure Skater)
Mao Asada
660
Birthdate: September 25, 1990
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Meito Ward, Nagoya, Aichi, Japan
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)
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Dorothy Hamill
(Retired American Figure Skaters and Olympic Gold Medalists)
Dorothy Hamill
167
Birthdate: July 26, 1956
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States

Dorothy Hamill is a retired figure skater whose efforts gave the United States of America an Olympic gold at the 1976 Winter Olympics. Despite suffering from chronic depression for much of her adult life, Dorothy Hamill served as a mentor to Rachael Flatt, who won the gold medal at the 2008 World Junior Figure Skating Championships.

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Meryl Davis
(Former Competitive American Ice Dancer and Figure Skater)
Meryl Davis
160
Birthdate: January 1, 1987
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Royal Oak, Michigan, United States
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)
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Jayne Torvill
(British Professional Ice Dancer and Former Competitor)
Jayne Torvill
180
Birthdate: October 7, 1957
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Clifton, United Kingdom
Jayne Torvill is a celebrated professional English ice dancer whose gold medal-winning performance with Christopher Dean at the 1984 Sarajevo Winter Olympics became a talking point worldwide. With Dean, she won the World Professional Championship five times and the Challenge of Champions title thrice. The top-scoring figure skating pair also starred in the television series Dancing on Ice.
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Scott Hamilton
(Retired American Figure Skater and Olympic Gold Medalist)
Scott Hamilton
648
Birthdate: August 28, 1958
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Toledo, Ohio, United States

Known for his innovative footwork sequences, Scott Hamilton is a retired figure skater, credited with imbibing an air of athleticism into men’s figure skating. Remembered for winning four consecutive U.S. championships and four World Championships between 1981 and 1984, topping his feat with a gold medal at the 1984 Olympics, he later co-founded Stars on Ice—a touring figure skating show—and authored three books.

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Evgenia Medvedeva
(Former Competitive Russian Figure Skater)
Evgenia Medvedeva
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Birthdate: November 19, 1999
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia

Evgenia Medvedeva is a Russian figure skater who has won two silver Olympic medals, two World Championship gold medals, and two European Championship gold medals. At the 2017 World Championships, Medvedeva became the first 16-year-old female skater after Michelle Kwan to win back-to-back world titles. Evgenia Medvedeva is also the first skater to achieve two Grand Slams in a row. 

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Kristi Yamaguchi
(Figure Skater)
Kristi Yamaguchi
184
Birthdate: July 12, 1971
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Hayward, California, United States
Height: 5'1" (155 cm)
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Tonya Harding
(American Former Figure Skater)
Tonya Harding
270
Birthdate: November 12, 1970
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Portland, Oregon, United States

American figure skater, Tonya Harding, was the 1991 and 1994 US champion but her 1994 title was taken away after a controversy erupted regarding her ex-husband. He was charged with planning an attack on a rival American skater, Nancy Kerrigan. Tonya Harding was banned for life by the US Figure Skating Association after she pleaded guilty to conspiracy to obstruct justice.

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Yulia Lipnitskaya
151
Birthdate: June 5, 1998
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Yekaterinburg, Russia

Yulia Lipnitskaya stunned her fans with the news of her retirement at the tender age of 19. Apparently, she had been struggling with injuries and anorexia. The Russian professional figure skater won an Olympic gold at 15, thus becoming the youngest Russian gold medalist in history.

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Katarina Witt
(German Former Figure Skater)
Katarina Witt
160
Birthdate: December 3, 1965
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Staaken, Berlin, Germany
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
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Brian Boitano
(American Figure Skater)
Brian Boitano
218
Birthdate: October 22, 1963
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Mountain View, California, United States
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
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Sasha Cohen
(American Retired Figure Skater Who is 2006 Olympic Silver Medalist)
Sasha Cohen
142
Birthdate: October 26, 1984
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Westwood, Los Angeles, California, United States
Height: 5'2" (157 cm)
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Patrick Chan
(Canadian Former Figure Skater)
Patrick Chan
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Birthdate: December 31, 1990
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
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Sonja Henie
(Norwegian Figure Skater, Actress and Three-Time Olympic Gold Medallist)
Sonja Henie
160
Birthdate: April 8, 1912
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Oslo, Norway
Died: October 12, 1969
Sonja Henie wasn’t just a 3-time Olympic champion in figure skating but also proved to be a Hollywood superstar, with hits such as Thin Ice and My Lucky Star. She debuted at the Olympics at age 11 and also won 10 World Championships consecutively. She was also proficient in tennis, swimming, and skiing.
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Dick Button
(American Former Figure Skater, Skating Analyst and Two-Time Olympic Champion)
Dick Button
126
Birthdate: July 18, 1929
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Englewood, New Jersey, United States
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
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Gracie Gold
(American Figure Skater and the First and Only American Woman to Win an NHK Trophy Title)
Gracie Gold
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Birthdate: August 17, 1995
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Newton, Massachusetts, United States
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
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Debi Thomas
(Former Figure Skater and 1986 World Champion)
Debi Thomas
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Birthdate: March 25, 1967
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Poughkeepsie, New York, United States

Former figure skater Debi Thomas is also an Olympic bronze medalist. She began skating at 5 and participated in her first figure-skating contest at 9. A Stanford engineer and a qualified orthopedic surgeon, too, Thomas surprisingly ended up being broke and began living in a trailer in the Appalachian mountains.

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John Curry
(British Figure Skater and Olympic Gold Medalist)
John Curry
151
Birthdate: September 9, 1949
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Birmingham, England
Died: April 15, 1994
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
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Sarah Hughes
(Former American Competitive Figure Skater)
Sarah Hughes
133
Birthdate: May 2, 1985
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Great Neck, New York, United States
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
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Peggy Fleming
(American Former Figure Skater and the Only American in the 1968 Winter Olympics)
Peggy Fleming
145
Birthdate: July 27, 1948
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: San Jose, California, United States
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)
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Mirai Nagasu
(Figure Skater Who Won the Bronze Medal in 2018 Olympic Games Team Event)
Mirai Nagasu
266
Birthdate: April 16, 1993
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Montebello, California, United States
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)
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Evgeni Plushenko
(Russian Former Figure Skater and Olympic Gold Medalist)
Evgeni Plushenko
590
Birthdate: November 3, 1982
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Dzhamku, Russia
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
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Elvis Stojko
(Canadian Figure Skater, 2-Time Olympic Medalist, and 3-Time World Champion)
Elvis Stojko
166
Birthdate: March 22, 1972
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Newmarket, Ontario, Canada

Two-time Olympic silver medalist Hungarian-Slovenian-origin Canadian figure skater Elvis Stojko had also been a World Champion thrice. Named after legendary singer Elvis Presley, he began skating at age 4. He also won the Canadian National Championship 7 times. He has also been a commentator and a show skater.

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Carolina Kostner
(Figure skater)
Carolina Kostner
136
Birthdate: February 8, 1987
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Bolzano, Italy
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
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Javier Fernández
(Spanish Former Figure Skater and Olympic Medalist)
Javier Fernández
1396
Birthdate: April 15, 1991
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Madrid, Spain
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
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Kaetlyn Osmond
(Figure Skater)
Kaetlyn Osmond
140
Birthdate: December 5, 1995
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Marystown, Canada

Kaetlyn Osmond is a Canadian former competitive figure skater. She is best known for winning a gold medal and a bronze medal at the 2018 Olympic Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Previously, she had won a silver medal at the 2016 Olympics in Sochi, Russia. Kaetlyn Osmond also won a gold medal at the World Championships in 2018. 

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Midori Ito
(Figure skater)
Midori Ito
137
Birthdate: August 13, 1969
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Nagoya, Aichi, Japan
Height: 4'9" (145 cm)
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Monika Dannemann
(German Figure Skater and Painter)
Monika Dannemann
136
Birthdate: June 24, 1945
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Düsseldorf, Germany
Died: April 5, 1996

Monika Dannemann was a German painter and figure skater whose professional achievements were overshadowed by her relationship with legendary guitar player Jimi Hendrix; she is often referred to as the last girlfriend of Jimi Hendrix. A year before her death, Monika Dannemann published a book titled The Inner World of Jimi Hendrix.   

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Surya Bonaly
(French-Born Retired Competitive Figure Skater)
Surya Bonaly
135
Birthdate: December 15, 1973
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Nice, France
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)
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Elizaveta Tuktamysheva
(Russian Figure Skater)
Elizaveta Tuktamysheva
148
Birthdate: December 17, 1996
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Glazov, Russia
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Evan Lysacek
(American Retired Figure Skater and Olympic Gold Medalist)
Evan Lysacek
278
Birthdate: June 4, 1985
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
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Kamila Valieva
(Russian Figure Skater and Olympic Gold Medalist)
Kamila Valieva
443
Birthdate: April 26, 2006
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Kazan, Russia
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Alena Kostornaia
(Russian Figure Skater)
Alena Kostornaia
145
Birthdate: August 24, 2003
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia
Height: 5'2" (157 cm)
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Lloyd Eisler
(Pairs Skater)
Lloyd Eisler
3
Birthdate: April 28, 1963
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Seaforth, Canada

Lloyd Eisler is a Canadian former pairs skater who won the Olympic bronze medal in 1992 and 1994 along with his partner Isabelle Brasseur. Eisler also won a gold medal, three silver medals, and two bronze medals at the World Championships between 1985 and 1994.

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Kurt Browning
(Canadian Figure Skater, Commentator, and Choreographer)
Kurt Browning
407
Birthdate: June 18, 1966
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Rocky Mountain House, Canada

Kurt Browning is a Canadian figure skater, commentator, and choreographer. A four-time World Champion, Browning also won a silver medal at the 1992 World Championships. Kurt Browning was made an inductee of the Canada's Sports Hall of Fame and the World Figure Skating Hall of Fame in 1994 and 2006 respectively.

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Lynn-Holly Johnson
(American Retired Figure Skater and Actress)
Lynn-Holly Johnson
138
Birthdate: December 13, 1958
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)
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Elena Radionova
(Russian Former Competitive Figure Skater)
Elena Radionova
136
Birthdate: January 6, 1999
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)