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Figure Skaters

Women figure skaters of the Olympics - medal winners and world champions in the sport of skating. From Jone Johnson Lewis, About.com Guide to Women's History.
  1. Women at the Olympics

Women Olympic Skaters
Some key women who've won medals in figure skating, speed skating and ice dancing, plus some history of the sport.

Tenley Albright
Tenley Albright became an Olympic gold figure skater, despite contracting polio as a child.

Oksana Baiul
Oksana Baiul, Olympic figure skating champion: her life before and after skating, including how she faced difficult obstacles.

Nicole Bobek
From this About Women's History Guide: a profile of Nicole Bobek, with Net links, a bibliography and basic facts.

Peggy Fleming
Learn about Peggy Fleming, 1968 figure skating Olympic gold medalist, and the mark she made on skating.

Ekaterina Gordeeva
From this About Women's History Guide: a profile of Ekaterina Gordeeva, with Net links, a bibliography and basic facts.

Dorothy Hamill
From this About Women's History Guide: a profile of Dorothy Hamill, with Net links, a bibliography and basic facts.

Carol Heiss (Jenkins)
From this About Women's History Guide: a profile of Carol Heiss, with Net links, a bibliography and basic facts.

Sonja Henie
Sonja Henie from Norway was known for her artistic figure skating, and for her popular Hollywood films.

Nancy Kerrigan
A profile of Nancy Kerrigan, with brief biography, basic facts and Net links and bibliography, from this About Women's History Guide.

Pictures of Nancy Kerrigan
Picture of Nancy Kerrigan, Olympic figure skating champion.

Michelle Kwan
A profile of figure skater Michelle Kwan, top rated American skater.

Michelle Kwan Picture Gallery
Pictures of Michelle Kwan, popular figure skating champion in the 1990s and 2000s.

Tara Lipinski
A profie of Tara Lipinski, women figure skating champion.

Irina Rodnina
From this About Women's History Guide: a profile of Irina Rodnina, with Net links, a bibliography and basic facts.

Barbara Ann Scott
A profile of Barbara Ann Scott, Canada's Sweetheart, Olympic skater.

(Florence) Madge Syers
A profile of Madge Syers, with basic facts and Net links and bibliography, from this About Women's History Guide.

Debi Thomas
A profile of Debi Thomas, with basic facts and Net links and bibliography, from this About Women's History Guide.

Katarina Witt
A profile of Katarina Witt, with basic facts and Net links and bibliography, from this About Women's History Guide.

Kristi Yamaguchi
Biography of Kristi Yamaguchi, figure skating champion.

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