Who Are Some Famous Figure Skaters?

Who Are Some Famous Figure Skaters?

Some of the most famous figure skaters in history are Peggy Fleming, Dorothy Hamill, Katarina Witt, Kristi Yamaguchi, Nancy Kerrigan, Oksana Baiul and Michelle Kwan. These skaters have all won Olympic medals and many are also known for their accomplishments off the ice.

Dorothy Hamill won a gold medal for the United States in the 1976 Olympic games and has gone on to compete on "Dancing With The Stars." She also become a prominent advocate for breast cancer awareness after surviving a bout with the disease.

Katarina Witt won gold for Germany in 1984 and 1988 and posed for Playboy magazine in 1998.

Kristi Yamaguchi won gold for the United States in 1992 and went on to win "Dancing With The Stars" in 2008. She also runs the Always Dreams Foundation for childhood literacy.

Nancy Kerrigan won bronze for the United States in 1992 and rose to worldwide attention in 1994, when she won a silver medal despite being attacked by a man working for fellow American skater Tonya Harding. Harding went on to become infamous for the attack but never won a medal.

Tara Lipinski became the youngest gold medalist in history with her win at the 1998 Winter Olympics. She was 15 at the time.