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
Michelle KwanMichelle Kwan
American

Tara LipinskiTara Lipinski
American

Katarina WittKatarina Witt
German

Adam RipponAdam Rippon
American
Apolo OhnoApolo Ohno
American
Alina ZagitovaAlina Zagitova
Russian

Nathan ChenNathan Chen
American

Evgenia MedvedevaEvgenia Medvedeva
Russian

Kristi YamaguchiKristi Yamaguchi
American
Sonja HenieSonja Henie
Norwegian

Evgeni PlushenkoEvgeni Plushenko
Russian
Sergei GrinkovSergei Grinkov
Russian

Mirai NagasuMirai Nagasu
Japanese, American

Carolina KostnerCarolina Kostner
Italian
Jamie SaléJamie Salé
Canadian

John CurryJohn Curry
British
Stéphane LambielStéphane Lambiel
Swiss

Robin CousinsRobin Cousins
British

David PelletierDavid Pelletier
Canadian
Sven KramerSven Kramer
Dutch
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Dan JansenDan Jansen
American
Irina RodninaIrina Rodnina
Russian

Toller CranstonToller Cranston
Canadian

Tenley AlbrightTenley Albright
American

Christopher BowmanChristopher Bowman
American
Barbara Ann ScottBarbara Ann Scott
Canadian

Brian JoubertBrian Joubert
French

Carol HeissCarol Heiss
American

Cindy KlassenCindy Klassen
Canadian

Ulrich SalchowUlrich Salchow
Swedish
Viktor AhnViktor Ahn
South Korean, Russian

Gillis GrafströmGillis Grafström
Swedish
Carlo FassiCarlo Fassi
Italian

Madge SyersMadge Syers
British

Hayes Alan JenkinsHayes Alan Jenkins
American
Cecilia ColledgeCecilia Colledge
British

Karl SchäferKarl Schäfer
Austrian
Jackson HainesJackson Haines
American

Lidiya SkoblikovaLidiya Skoblikova
Russian

Dianne HolumDianne Holum
American

Scott HamiltonScott Hamilton
American

Knut JohannesenKnut Johannesen
Norwegian
Andrée BrunetAndrée Brunet
French

David JenkinsDavid Jenkins
American

Karol KennedyKarol Kennedy
American

Irving JaffeeIrving Jaffee
American
Sergey GrinkovSergey Grinkov
Russian
Werner GroebliWerner Groebli
Swiss

Yuna KimYuna Kim
South Korean