Famous Men in Olympic Figure Skating

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 and children skating
Citi Ice Rink Opening Ceremony. (Kiyoshi Ota/Getty Images)

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

Evgeni Plushenko
2014 Artistry On Ice Beijing Premiere. (Lintao Zhang/Getty Images)

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

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

Elvis Stojko
OLY Mens Short. (Jamie Squire/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
OLY Mens Free X. (Gary M. Prior/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.

Paul Wylie and Nancy Kerrigan
The Caesars Tribute: 'A Salute To The Golden Age Of American Skating'. (FilmMagic/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 More »

Kurt Browning
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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. More »

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Brian Boitano - 1988 Olympic Figure Skating Champion

Brian Boitano
1984 Winter Olympics. (David Madison/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
1984 Winter Olympics Men's Figure Skating. (David Madison/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 Winter Olympics Men's Figure Skating. (David Madison/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
(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.

Toller Cranston
(Bundesarchiv/Wikimedia Commons/CC BY-SA 3.0 de)

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

Terry Kubicka
Terry Kubicka. Photo Copyright © Terry Kubicka

Terry Kubicka was the first amateur figure skater to perform a backflip in competition. He is also the last amateur skater to legally do a backflip 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.​ More »

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Tim Wood: 1968 Olympic Figure Skating Silver Medalist

Tim Wood
(Bettmann Archive/Getty Images)

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.

Figure Skater Dick Button Performing Jump
(Bettmann Archive/Getty Images)

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. More »

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Ulrich Salchow - 1908 Olympic Figure Skating Champion

Ulrich Salchow at 1908 Summer Olympics in London
Ulrich Salchow at 1908 Summer Olympics in London. (Wikimedia Commons/Public Domain)

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.