List of most famous figure skaters of all time.

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What is the first thing that comes to your mind when you hear of figure skating? Individuals, pairs, and groups of talented skaters gliding gracefully across ice, putting up a remarkable display of their skills for the onlookers! Figure skating is a popular winter sport; in fact it was the first winter sport included in the Olympics, in 1908. It is a fascinating sport to watch, with the skaters performing spectacular spins, moves, jumps, lifts, and spirals in the field. While the history of figure skating stretches back to prehistoric times, American skater Jackson Haines is often regarded as the first skater to incorporate ballet and dance movements into his skating, thus heralding in the era of modern figure skating in the mid-19th century. In the early 20th century, Ulrich Salchow, a Swede skater, dominated the sport by winning the World Figure Skating Championships ten times. Fast forward a few decades, and the sport had become one of the most glamorous in the sporting world. The skaters who popularized ice skating in the later part of the 20th century included the likes of Hayes Alan Jenkins, David Jenkins, Tenley Albright, Donald Jackson, and Carol Heiss. Read on to know more about famous figure skaters from all over the world.

Carol Wayne Carol Wayne
American

Jonathan Van NessJonathan Van Ness
American
Johnny WeirJohnny Weir
American

Adam RipponAdam Rippon
American
Tara LipinskiTara Lipinski
American

Evgenia MedvedevaEvgenia Medvedeva
Russian

Katarina WittKatarina Witt
German

Nathan ChenNathan Chen
American

Alina ZagitovaAlina Zagitova
Russian
Sonja HenieSonja Henie
Norwegian

Apolo OhnoApolo Ohno
American

Evgeni PlushenkoEvgeni Plushenko
Russian

Mirai NagasuMirai Nagasu
Japanese, American
John CurryJohn Curry
British

Jamie SaléJamie Salé
Canadian
Carolina KostnerCarolina Kostner
Italian

David PelletierDavid Pelletier
Canadian

Robin CousinsRobin Cousins
British
Stéphane LambielStéphane Lambiel
Swiss

Brian JoubertBrian Joubert
French
Sven KramerSven Kramer
Dutch

Viktor AhnViktor Ahn
South Korean, Russian

Scott HamiltonScott Hamilton
American
Julia LipnitskayaJulia Lipnitskaya
Russian

Sergey GrinkovSergey Grinkov
Russian
Yu-Na KimYu-Na Kim
South Korean