Top Ten Greatest Female Figure Skaters of All-Time

We've crunched the numbers. We've pored over the record books. We've reviewed history. And now we reveal our top 10 ladies skaters of all-time.

The Top Ten

1 Yu-Na Kim

She brought me into figure skating and changed my view as a sport fan. She showed me that there is no boarders when it comes to rooting for someone in the sport no matter where he comes from, because how can you not appreciate something so obviously talented and great when you watch her skating. She has a special place in my heart forever.

Nobody ever combined both the technical and athletic side of skating, the artistic part, and the overall skating quality and basics part, as well as she has, at such a high level in each.

With her Being the One and Only to light the cauldron at the 2018 games is what made me cry during the opening ceremony at PyeongChang. So beautiful

Hands down the best ever. Only Michelle Kwan, Midori Ito, Katarina Witt, Sonja Henie even come close.

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2 Adelina Sotnikova

Garbage. Spam and/or bot voting is the only reason she's number one. She doesn't even deserve to be in the top 50!

Her 2014 Olympic gold medal performance was brilliant and was unfairly critiqued after the fact. Nonetheless, after an ACL injury, she has proven to be a one hit wonder. Not even in the top 100.

The best of the best

Haha at her being tops in this. Her mother must have made 1000 alternate accounts and voted on all 1000 of them everyday or something. Everybody knows her Olympic Gold was the biggest joke win in history. And she did nothing else in her career, not even a grand prix final medal, European title, or regular grand prix win despite having the talent to do these things easily, since she is such a head case except for skating pretty good Olympic bronze worthy performances in Sochi, everywhere else flopping. Then wimped out and dissapeared rather than trying to show she wasnt a fluke and maybe deserved her undeserved Oly Gold, and wasnt a total 1 hit wonder. - morrislawes

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3 Michelle Kwan
4 Katarina Witt

She is only up there if you judge results only, and not skating. Skating wise she isn't anywhere near the top all time, as much as I respect her as a competitor and star. Perhaps the best competitor ever though. - morrislawes

Twice olympic champion

5 Sonia Henie

3 Olympic gold medals

6 Mao Asada

Number 1 legend of figure skating


She is greatest female figure skater of all time ❤️⛸

7 Yulia Lipnitskaya

Yulia the best!

The best..

2014 in Sochi... That's all I have to say

8 Kristi Yamaguchi
9 Carol Heiss
10 Peggy Fleming

The Contenders

11 Dorothy Hamill
12 Irina Slutskaya

She had a lot of success but was in a pretty weak era where she had no real competition except Michelle Kwan most of the way, and still didn't achieve as much as she could, choking away golds at the 97, 2000, and 2001 worlds, and 2002 and 2006 Olympics. Inflated on this list to even be top 10ish. Despite that she has more medals I would put her even behind someone like Carolina Kostner in Europe. - morrislawes

13 Kaetlyn Osmond

She is amazing! She deserves to be in the top 10!

Silver medalist world champion. Vote her in the top ten!

14 Oksana Baiul

She isn't that good. It should be clear by now she was a flash in the pan success, boosted by a bit of overhype of her abilities at the time due to the excitement of her youth and X factor appeal. - morrislawes

15 Tonya Harding


16 Evgenia Medvedeva

The best of the best

She is a top ❣️

17 Carolina Kostner
18 Midori Ito
19 Sasha Cohen

Many skaters can jump but only Sasha was really a ballerina on ice, she had the best positions and lines.

She was a true artist.

20 Tenley Albright
21 Janet Lynn

Ethereal and beautiful, athletic and graceful, intensely musical.

22 Gracie Gold
23 Tara Lipinski
24 Elizabeth Manley
25 Maria Butyrskaya
26 Miki Ando
27 Chen Lu
28 Anett Pötzsch
29 Mirai Nagasu

She is the first American lady skater to land a triple axel at an Olympics.

30 Bradie Tennell
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