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
Nathan ChenNathan Chen
American

Katarina WittKatarina Witt
German

Tara LipinskiTara Lipinski
American

Alina ZagitovaAlina Zagitova
Russian
Evgenia MedvedevaEvgenia Medvedeva
Russian
Michelle KwanMichelle Kwan
American

Adam RipponAdam Rippon
American

Sonja HenieSonja Henie
Norwegian

Apolo OhnoApolo Ohno
American
Evgeni PlushenkoEvgeni Plushenko
Russian

Kristi YamaguchiKristi Yamaguchi
American
Robin CousinsRobin Cousins
British

Mirai NagasuMirai Nagasu
Japanese, American

John CurryJohn Curry
British
Carolina KostnerCarolina Kostner
Italian

Jamie SaléJamie Salé
Canadian
Irina RodninaIrina Rodnina
Russian

Barbara Ann ScottBarbara Ann Scott
Canadian

Stéphane LambielStéphane Lambiel
Swiss
David PelletierDavid Pelletier
Canadian
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Toller CranstonToller Cranston
Canadian
Cindy KlassenCindy Klassen
Canadian

Tenley AlbrightTenley Albright
American

Carol HeissCarol Heiss
American

Christopher BowmanChristopher Bowman
American
Brian JoubertBrian Joubert
French

Sven KramerSven Kramer
Dutch

Ulrich SalchowUlrich Salchow
Swedish

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