Famous Men Olympic Figure Skaters

This is a list of some of the most famous men in Olympic figure skating history.

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Evan Lysacek - 2010 Olympic Figure Skating Champion

Evan Lysacek - 2010 Olympic Figure Skating Champion
Evan Lysacek - 2010 Olympic Figure Skating Champion. Photo by Matthew Stockman - Getty Images

On February 18, 2010, at the Olympic Games in Vancouver, Evan Lysacek became the 2010 Olympic Figure Skating Champion.

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Evgeni Plushenko - 2006 Olympic Figure Skating Champion

2006 Olympic Figure Skating Champion Evgeni Plushenko Can Do Quadruple Jumps
2006 Olympic Figure Skating Champion Evgeni Plushenko Can Do Quadruple Jumps. Photo by Clive Rose - Getty Images

Russian male figure skater Evgeni Plushenko won the Gold Medal in the 2006 Olympics. His huge jumps dazzle audiences.

3
Elvis Stojko - Canadian, World Figure Skating Champion, and Olympic Medalist

Elvis Stojko - Canadian and World Figure Skating Champion and Olympic Silver Medalist
Elvis Stojko - Canadian and World Figure Skating Champion and Olympic Silver Medalist. Photo by Elsa/Staff - Getty Images

Canadian ice skating legend, Elvis Stojko, won the Canadian figure skating title seven times. He also is a three-time world figure skating champion and a two-time Olympic figure skating silver medalist.

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Todd Eldredge - World Champion, Three-Time Olympian, Six-Time US Champion

Todd Eldredge
Todd Eldredge. Photo by Chris Cole - Getty Images

Todd Eldredge not only competed in three Olympics, but he is the 1996 Men's World Figure Skating Champion and the 1990, 1991, 1995, 1997, 1998, and 2002 United States Men's Figure Skating Champion. He is considered one of the most decorated skating champions in U.S. figure skating history.

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Paul Wylie - 1992 Men's Olympic Figure Skating Silver Medalist

Paul Wylie - 1992 Olympic Figure Skating Men's Silver Medalist
Paul Wylie - 1992 Olympic Figure Skating Men's Silver Medalist. Photo by Al Bello - Getty Images

Paul Wylie didn't expect to win a medal at the 1992 Winter Olympic Games. He had not done well at previous international figure skating events, so his silver medal win was a great surprise and delight. Just before the Olympics, he graduated from Harvard University. He went on to enjoy a successful professional figure skating career

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Kurt Browning - Canadian & World Figure Skating Champion and Three Time Olympian

Kurt Browning - World Figure Skating Champion Kurt Browning
Kurt Browning - World Figure Skating Champion Kurt Browning. Photo by Chris Cole - Getty Images

Canadian figure skating champion Kurt Browning won the world figure skating championships four times. He also won the Canadian Figure Skating Championships four times. Kurt also competed in three different Olympics.

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Brian Boitano - 1988 Olympic Figure Skating Champion

Brian Boitano
Brian Boitano. Photo by Bob Martin - Getty Images

Perfection describes 1988 Olympic Figure Skating Champion Brian Boitano.

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Brian Orser - 1984 and 1988 Olympic Figure Skating Silver Medalist

Brian Orser
Brian Orser. Photo by Jerome Delay - Getty Images

Brian Orser won eight Canadian national figure skating titles and two Olympic silver medals. He is also the 1987 Men's World Figure Skating Champion.

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Scott Hamilton - 1984 Olympic Figure Skating Champion

Scott Hamilton - 1984 Olympic Figure Skating Champion
Scott Hamilton - 1984 Olympic Figure Skating Champion. Photo bu Steve Powell - Getty Images

Scott Hamilton won the Olympics in figure skating in 1984. He is known for his charismatic personality on and off the ice.

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John Curry - 1976 Olympic Figure Skating Champion

John Curry
John Curry. Photo by Tony Duffy - Getty Images

John Curry was known for using much ballet and dance in his skating. His style of skating was called "Ice Dancing" and was a combination of skating and ballet.

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Toller Cranston - Canadian Skating Champion and 1976 Olympic Bronze Medalist

Toller Cranston
Toller Cranston. Fair Use Image

Toller Cranston is considered by many to be one of the most influential figure skaters of the 20th Century.

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Terry Kubicka - 1976 United States Men's Figure Skating Champion

Terry Kubicka
Terry Kubicka. Photo Copyright © Terry Kubicka

Terry Kubicka was the first amateur figure skater to perform a back flip in competition. He is also the last amateur skater to legally do a back flip in competition. Immediately after the 1976 Olympic and World Figure Skating Championships where Terry introduced the move, the backflip was banned from all future amateur figure skating competitions.

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Tim Wood: 1968 Olympic Figure Skating Silver Medalist

Tim Wood - World Figure Skating Champion and Olympic Silver Medalist
Tim Wood - World Figure Skating Champion and Olympic Silver Medalist. Photo Courtesy Tim Wood

Tim Wood won the World Figure Skating Championships two times. He also won the silver medal in men's figure skating at the 1968 Winter Olympic Games which took place in Grenoble, France. In addition, he won the United States Men's figure skating title three times and was the 1969 North American Figure Skating Champion.

After leaving the figure skating world, Wood has used his talents in the world of business and finance, but has stayed connected to the sport.

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Dick Button - 1948 and 1952 Olympic Figure Skating Champion

Dick Button
Dick Button. Photo of Photo by JO ANN Schneider Farris

Dick Button was the first American to win an Olympic ice skating title and the only American to win two Olympic gold medals in figure skating.

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Ulrich Salchow - 1908 Olympic Figure Skating Champion

Ulrich Salchow
Ulrich Salchow. Public Domain Photo

Ulrich Salchow, the inventor of the Salchow figure skating jump, won the gold medal in figure skating at the Olympics in 1908. That Olympics took place in London. His Olympic gold medal was the first Olympic gold medal awarded for men's figure skating.