Activities Sports & Athletics Famous Men in Olympic Figure Skating Share PINTEREST Email Print Sports & Athletics Skating Famous Skaters Basics History Gear Lessons Inline Skating Baseball Basketball Bicycling Billiards Bodybuilding Bowling Boxing Car Racing Cheerleading Cricket Extreme Sports Football Golf Gymnastics Ice Hockey Martial Arts Professional Wrestling Skateboarding Paintball Soccer Swimming & Diving Table Tennis Tennis Track & Field Volleyball Other Activities Learn More By Jo Ann Schneider Farris Jo Ann Schneider Farris was a silver medalist in junior ice dancing at the 1975 U.S. National Figure Skating Championships and is the author of two books on skating our editorial process Jo Ann Schneider Farris Updated January 03, 2019 This is a list of some of the most famous men in Olympic figure skating history. 01 of 15 Evan Lysacek - 2010 Olympic Figure Skating Champion (Kiyoshi Ota/Getty Images) On February 18, 2010, at the Olympic Games in Vancouver, Evan Lysacek became the 2010 Olympic Figure Skating Champion. 02 of 15 Evgeni Plushenko - 2006 Olympic Figure Skating Champion (Lintao Zhang/Getty Images) Russian male figure skater Evgeni Plushenko won the Gold Medal at the 2006 Olympics. His huge jumps dazzle audiences. 03 of 15 Elvis Stojko - Canadian, World Figure Skating Champion, and Olympic Medalist (Jamie Squire/Getty Images) Canadian ice skating legend, Elvis Stojko, won the Canadian figure skating title seven times. He also is a three-time world figure skating champion and a two-time Olympic figure skating silver medalist. 04 of 15 Todd Eldredge - World Champion, Three-Time Olympian, Six-Time US Champion (Gary M. Prior/Getty Images) Todd Eldredge not only competed in three Olympics, but he is the 1996 Men's World Figure Skating Champion and 1990, 1991, 1995, 1997, 1998, and 2002 United States Men's Figure Skating Champion. He is considered one of the most decorated skating champions in U.S. figure skating history. 05 of 15 Paul Wylie - 1992 Men's Olympic Figure Skating Silver Medalist (FilmMagic/Getty Images) Paul Wylie didn't expect to win a medal at the 1992 Winter Olympic Games. He had not done well at previous international figure skating events, so his silver medal win was a great surprise and delight. Just before the Olympics, he graduated from Harvard University. He went on to enjoy a successful professional figure skating career 06 of 15 Kurt Browning - Canadian & World Figure Skating Champion and Three Time Olympian (Corbis/VCG via Getty Images/Getty Images) Canadian figure skating champion Kurt Browning won the world figure skating championships four times. He also won the Canadian Figure Skating Championships four times. Kurt also competed in three different Olympics. 07 of 15 Brian Boitano - 1988 Olympic Figure Skating Champion (David Madison/Getty Images) Perfection describes 1988 Olympic Figure Skating Champion Brian Boitano. 08 of 15 Brian Orser - 1984 and 1988 Olympic Figure Skating Silver Medalist David Madison/Getty Images Brian Orser won eight Canadian national figure skating titles and two Olympic silver medals. He is also the 1987 Men's World Figure Skating Champion. 09 of 15 Scott Hamilton - 1984 Olympic Figure Skating Champion David Madison/Getty Images Scott Hamilton won the Olympics in figure skating in 1984. He is known for his charismatic personality on and off the ice. 10 of 15 John Curry - 1976 Olympic Figure Skating Champion (Tony Duffy/Getty Images) John Curry was known for using much ballet and dance in his skating. His style of skating was called "Ice Dancing" and was a combination of skating and ballet. 11 of 15 Toller Cranston - Canadian Skating Champion and 1976 Olympic Bronze Medalist (Bundesarchiv/Wikimedia Commons/CC BY-SA 3.0 de) Toller Cranston a Canadian skating champion is considered by many to be one of the most influential figure skaters of the 20th Century. 12 of 15 Terry Kubicka - 1976 United States Men's Figure Skating Champion JO ANN Schneider Farris Personal Photo Collection Terry Kubicka was the first amateur figure skater to perform a backflip in competition. He is also the last amateur skater to legally do a backflip in competition. Immediately after the 1976 Olympic and World Figure Skating Championships where Terry introduced the move, the backflip was banned from all future amateur figure skating competitions. 13 of 15 Tim Wood: 1968 Olympic Figure Skating Silver Medalist (Bettmann Archive/Getty Images) Tim Wood won the World Figure Skating Championships two times. He also won the silver medal in men's figure skating at the 1968 Winter Olympic Games which took place in Grenoble, France. In addition, he won the United States Men's figure skating title three times and was the 1969 North American Figure Skating Champion. After leaving the figure skating world, Wood has used his talents in the world of business and finance but has stayed connected to the sport. 14 of 15 Dick Button - 1948 and 1952 Olympic Figure Skating Champion Bettmann Archive/Getty Images Dick Button was the first American to win an Olympic ice skating title and the only American to win two Olympic gold medals in figure skating. 15 of 15 Ulrich Salchow - 1908 Olympic Figure Skating Champion Wikimedia Commons/Public Domain Ulrich Salchow, the inventor of the Salchow figure skating jump, won the gold medal in figure skating at the Olympics in 1908. That Olympics took place in London. His Olympic gold medal was the first Olympic gold medal awarded for men's figure skating.