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

Apolo OhnoApolo Ohno
American

Johnny WeirJohnny Weir
American
Michelle KwanMichelle Kwan
American

Yuna KimYuna Kim
South Korean

Adam RipponAdam Rippon
American

Katarina WittKatarina Witt
German
Lynn-Holly JohnsonLynn-Holly Johnson
American
Tara LipinskiTara Lipinski
American

Kristi YamaguchiKristi Yamaguchi
American

Alina ZagitovaAlina Zagitova
Russian

Evgenia MedvedevaEvgenia Medvedeva
Russian
Sonja HenieSonja Henie
Norwegian

Nathan ChenNathan Chen
American
Evgeni PlushenkoEvgeni Plushenko
Russian

Sergei GrinkovSergei Grinkov
Russian

Mirai NagasuMirai Nagasu
Japanese, American
John CurryJohn Curry
British

Jamie SaléJamie Salé
Canadian
Carolina KostnerCarolina Kostner
Italian

Stéphane LambielStéphane Lambiel
Swiss

Robin CousinsRobin Cousins
British
David PelletierDavid Pelletier
Canadian
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Dan JansenDan Jansen
American
Irina RodninaIrina Rodnina
Russian

Elena BerezhnayaElena Berezhnaya
Russian

Toller CranstonToller Cranston
Canadian

Sven KramerSven Kramer
Dutch
Tenley AlbrightTenley Albright
American

Carol HeissCarol Heiss
American

Christopher BowmanChristopher Bowman
American

Barbara Ann ScottBarbara Ann Scott
Canadian

Brian JoubertBrian Joubert
French
Cindy KlassenCindy Klassen
Canadian

Ludmila BelousovaLudmila Belousova
Swiss, Russian
Cecilia ColledgeCecilia Colledge
British

Ulrich SalchowUlrich Salchow
Swedish

Gillis GrafströmGillis Grafström
Swedish
Viktor AhnViktor Ahn
South Korean, Russian

Madge SyersMadge Syers
British
Carlo FassiCarlo Fassi
Italian

Hayes Alan JenkinsHayes Alan Jenkins
American

Karl SchäferKarl Schäfer
Austrian

Jackson HainesJackson Haines
American

Alena VrzáňováAlena Vrzáňová
Czech, British
Dianne HolumDianne Holum
American

Lidiya SkoblikovaLidiya Skoblikova
Russian

Scott HamiltonScott Hamilton
American

Stanislav ZhukStanislav Zhuk
Russian
Andrée BrunetAndrée Brunet
French
David JenkinsDavid Jenkins
American

Knut JohannesenKnut Johannesen
Norwegian

Lina FedorovaLina Fedorova
Russian

Karol KennedyKarol Kennedy
American
Irving JaffeeIrving Jaffee
American

Sergey GrinkovSergey Grinkov
Russian
Werner GroebliWerner Groebli
Swiss

Jamie Salé and David PelletierJamie Salé and David Pelletier
Canadian