Best Figure Skaters Of All Time
Best figure skaters of all time are Brian Boitano, Kurt Browning, Richard Button, Patrick Chan, John Curry, and Artur Dmitriev.
Peggy Fleming, Gillis Grafstrom, and Dorothy Hamill are the ones not to miss. Some other athletes who are known for their artistic skating skills are:
- Scott Hamilton
- Yuzuru Hanyu
- Carol Heiss
- Sonja Henie
- Ekaterina Gordeeva
- Michelle Kwan
- Evgenia Medvedeva
- Evgeni Plushenko
- Irina Rodnina
- Ulrich Salchow
- Aljona Savchenko
Brian Boitano started skating as a child. He participated in the 1978 World Junior Figure Skating Championship and secured third place.
The 59-year-old athlete turned professional after the 1988 season. He earned his first senior gold medal at the Skate Canada International during the 1982-83 season.
Boitano is a two-time World Champion of figure skating. He has been admitted to the World Figure Skating Hall of Fame and the US Figure Skating Hall of Fame.
Following retirement, Brian made numerous TV presence as a cook and published a cookbook as well. He earned fame from the show, What Would Brian Boitano Make?
Legendary Kurt Browning has placed second on our list of the best all-time figure skaters. He currently acts as a choreographer and a commentator.
The athlete is known as the first skater to ever land a quadruple jump in a competition. He has received four World Championships and a Canadian National Championship.
Browning has been covering major skating events as a color commentator since 2006. Moreover, he has been featured on Skating with Celebrities and Battle of the Blades.
Kurt is married to a competitive artistic skater Alissa Czisny. He shares two children named Gabriel and Dillon with his ex-wife Sonia Rodriguez.
Richard aka Dick Button is a retired artistic athlete and an analyst. He won gold at the Olympics twice and World Championship consecutively five times.
The 93-year-old did not start training seriously till he was 12. His first professional competition was at the Eastern State Novice Championship in 1943.
Button retired from sports in 1952 and founded Candid Productions. He also acted in some movies and did commentary for channels like CBS and ABC.
Dick was named to the World Figure Skating Hall of Fame in 1976. Regarding his personal life, he married Slavka Kohout but they are no longer together.