Top 10 Female Figure Skating Athletes

Figure Skating is a sport where individuals, duos or groups perform on figure skates on ice and it was also the first winter sport to be included in the Olympics. There are four events which are men skating, women skating, pair skating and ice dance. This sport requires high level of balance and being nimble on feet. Here we countdown the Top 10 Female Figure Skating Athletes.

Top 10 Female Figure Skating Athletes

10. Janet Lynn

Top 10 Female Figure Skating Athletes

At number 10 in Top 10 Female Figure Skating Athletes is Janet Lynn from USA. Janet was one of the best free skaters who had both the basics and the style nailed down. She has won a bronze at the Olympics, silver and bronze at World Championships and won North America Championships. She had a great personality and is still remembered for smiling despite falling during the 1972 Sapporo games.

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9. Midori Ito

Top 10 Female Figure Skating Athletes

At number 9 is Midori Ito from Japan. She is the 1989 World Champion and 1992 Olympic silver medalist. But she is more fondly remembered for being the first female skater to land the triple triple combination while being only 12 and she was also the first to land the triple axel, both of them during a competition (1992 Olympics).

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8. Kristi Yamaguchi

Top 10 Female Figure Skating Athletes

At number 8 is Kristi Yamaguchi from USA. She has won the gold in 1992 Olympics, two World Championships and 1992 US Championships. Paired with Rudy Galindo she also won World Junior Championships. In 2005, she was inducted into US Olympic Hall of Fame.

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