8 famous figure skaters of all time

Figure skating is one of the most difficult sport to excel but eight women have excelled in this sport and make them a favourite of their audience and spectators. Their ballet leotards are bought for high prices. Scroll down to know the names of eight most celebrated female figure skaters.

Adelina Sotnikova: She is a 17-year-old skater who won the gold medal in the 2014 Olympics from Russia. The young skater pushed defending champion Kim Yuna to second place. Sotnikova has won numerous  Russian Championships, European Championships and Grand Prix Series.

Sara Hughes: Sara Hughes shocked everyone with her triumph in the 2002 Olympics over Michelle Kwan who was the favourite of all spectators and audience in the ground. The American skater achieved a bronze medal in 2000 and 2001 World Championships.

Alina Zagitova: Alina is the second youngest skater to win a gold medal after Tara Lipinski. She won the medal in 2018 Olympics. The Russian figure skater was only a month older than American skater. Tara was the youngest player to win the medal in 1998. Up till now, she is the youngest.

Kim Yuna: Kim Yuna became the star of Korea when she became the first woman in her country to grab the gold medal in figure skating in the 2010 Olympics. Although she is retired now of figure skating, she was one of the highest-paid skaters from 2012 to 2015.

Shizuka Arakawa: After Madge Xave Syers, Shizuka Arakawa is the oldest figure skater to grab the gold medal. The Japanese woman won the medal at the age of 24 in 2006 Olympics while Madge Syera won at the age of 27 in 1908 World Championships.

Tara Lipinski: Tara Lipinski holds the title to win the medal in the shortest age. She won the medal at the age of 15 years old in 1998.

Michelle Kwan: Michelle Kwan is one of the most celebrated figure skaters in US history. She won two Olympic gold medals, nine US Championships and five World Championships. Sara Hughes’s triumph shocked the spectators as she won against the favourite Olympian.

Oksana Baiul: The figure skater won the 1996 Olympics at the age of 16 years only after surpassing numerous obstacles. Currently, she is residing in the USA.

So, these are the most famous figure skaters right now. You can get figure skating clothes for girls from local stores in their style if you look around. However, it is more important for you to be as dedicated to them if you want to excel.