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Famous Female Ice Skaters

Read about the top women figure skaters in this section.
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1992 Olympic Champion Kristi Yamaguchi
Kristi Yamaguchi won the 1992 Olympics. She also competed in pair skating with partner Rudy Galindo. In 1989, she became the first woman, in thirty-five years, to win two medals at the U.S. nationals.
1960 Olympic Figure Skating Champion Carol Heiss
Carol Heiss won the Olympics in 1960. She also won a silver medal in 1956. This profile gives some highlights of her figure skating career.
1994 Olympic Ice Skating Champion Oksana Baiul
Oksana Baiul, from the Ukraine, won the 1994 Olympics in women's figure skating.
Oksana Baiul - Olympic Ice Skating Champion
Oksana Baiul, from the Ukraine, won the 1994 Olympics in women's figure skating.
Nicole Bobek - Ice Skating Champion
In 1995, ice skater, Nicole Bobek, won the U.S. Figure Skating Championship and was ranked third in the world.
Sasha Cohen - Olympic Figure Skating Medalist
Figure Skater Sasha Cohen won a Silver Medal in the 2006 Winter Olympics and she is the 2006 United States Figure Skating Ladies Champion.
Dianne DeLeeuw - 1975 World Champion and 1976 Olympic Silver Medalist
Dianne DeLeeuw won the World Figure Skating Championships in 1975 and was the Olympic Silver Medalist in 1976.
Linda Fratianne - World Figure Skating Champion and Olympic Silver Medalist
Linda Fratianne was the United States National Figure Skating Champion from 1977 through 1980. She is a two-time World Figure Skating Champion and the 1980 Olympic Silver Medalist.
1976 Olympic Champion Dorothy Hamill
Dorothy Hamill won the 1976 Winter Olympics.
Tonya Harding - Perhaps the Most Controversial Person in Figure Skating History
Shortly after the 1994 US Figure Skating Nationals, it was discovered that Tonya Harding had been part of an alleged conspiracy to hurt Nancy Kerrigan. Tonya was banned from U.S. Figure Skating for life. The incident led to an increase in the popularity of figure skating.
Carol Heiss - 1960 Olympic Figure Skating Champion
Carol Heiss won the Olympics in 1960. She also won a silver medal in 1956. This profile gives some highlights of her figure skating career.
Emily Hughes - Olympic Ice Skater
Emily Hughes competed in the 2006 Olympics. She is the sister of 2002 Olympic Figure Skating Champion Sarah Hughes.
Nancy Kerrigan - Olympic Ice Skater
Nancy Kerrigan is an ice skater who won a bronze medal at the 1992 Olympics and a silver medal in the 1994 Olympics. She is also famous for being hit in the knee.
Michelle Kwan - Figure Skating Legend
Michelle Kwan is considered a figure skating legend and is the most decorated figure skater in U.S. history.
1998 Olympic Figure Skating Champion Tara Lipinski
In 1998, Tara Lipinski won the Olympic gold medal in figure skating at age fifteen. She is youngest Olympic gold medalist in figure skating history.
Kimmie Meissner - World Figure Skating Champion 2006
Kimmie Meissner won the 2006 World Figure Skating Championship when she was only sixteen years old.
Katy Taylor - Rising Figure Skating Star
Katy Taylor won the 2006 Four Continents Figure Skating Championships. She is a figure skater that could possibly take part in the 2010 Winter Oympics.
Kristi Yamaguchi - 1992 Olympic Champion
Kristi Yamaguchi won the 1992 Olympics. She also competed in pair skating with partner Rudy Galindo. In 1989, she became the first woman, in thirty-five years, to win two medals at the U.S. nationals.

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