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(Photo Gallery) Famous Figure Skaters Then and Now

By TheBlast Staff

Witt took home two Olympic gold medals for East Germany - 1984 Sarajevo Olympics and 1988 Calgary Olympics.

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Evgeni Plushenko

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Russian figure skater Evgeni Plushenko has an extremely impressive Olympic medal count. He won the gold at the 2006 Turin Olympics and 2014 Sochi Olympics, and the silver at the 2002 Salt Lake City Olympics and the 2010 Vancouver Olympics.

Sasha Cohen

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Sasha Cohen became a household name during the 2006 Olympics in Turin when she took home the silver medal.

Brian Boitano

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Boitano won the gold in 1988 at the Calgary Olympics. He is also the subject of the hit song "What Would Brian Boitano Do?" from the film "South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut."


Scott Hamilton

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Scott Hamilton is known for his daring backflips on skates - a move he never used in the Olympics. He won the gold at the 1994 Sarajevo Olympics.

Evan Lysacek

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Evan Lysacek took the gold in 2010 at the Vancouver Olympics. He was the first American to win the Olympic title in men's singles since Brian Boitano, and the first reigning world champ to win since Scott Hamilton.

Nancy Kerrigan

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Kerrigan came back from the Tonya Harding scandal and accident to win the silver in Lillehammer (she was not happy). She previously took home the bronze in the 1992 Albertville Olympics.

Oksana Baiul

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Ukrainian skater Oksana Baiul shocked the world (who was totally focused on Nancy Kerrigan) when she gracefully performed an incredible program at the 1994 Lillehammer Olympics to win the gold.

Tara Lipinski

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Lipinksi was just 15-years-old when she won the gold at the 1998 Nagano Olympics, making her the youngest female to win the individual ladies' singles event.

Johnny Weir

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Johnny Weir and bestie Tara Lipinski are currently figure skating commentators. While Weir is well-known for his skating, he's never medaled in the Olympics.

Dorothy Hamill

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Dorothy Hamill won the gold at the 1976 Innsbruck Olympics but she's probably best know for sparking a hair trend. After her big win, everyone had the Dorothy Hamill haircut!

Viktor Petrenko

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Petrenko has a bronze medal for Russia from the 1988 Calgary Olympics and a gold from the 1992 Albertville Olympics under the 'Unified Team' flag.

Elvis Stojko

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Yep, Elvis Stojko was named after The King. The Canadian skater has two silver medals from the 1994 Lillehammer Olympics and the 1998 Nagano Olympics.

Sarah Hughes

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Sarah Hughes won the gold at the 2002 Salt Lake City Olympics. She left skating behind to attend Yale University. Fun fact her cousin is Opie from the Opie & Anthony show.

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