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    French figure skaters Vanessa James and Yannick Bonheur - the first black figure skating couple to compete at the Olympic Games. Read more: www.oprah.com/...

    thing You May Want to Know About Olympic Figure Skating

    @inthylove: Yannick Bonheur and Vanessa James - the first black pair skaters to be in the Olympics.

    Mabel Fairbanks was an Black American figure skater and coach who was inducted into the US Figure Skating Hall of Fame, and the International Women’s Sports Hall of Fame.

    Surya Bonaly at the 1998 Winter Olympics, completed one bladed back flip. To this day she is the only skater to ever do this - not the only female figure skater, the only figure skater period. There have been 3 other skaters who have done back flips in competition (all men), but she was the only one to land on one blade.

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    1924: Chamonix, France hosts the first Winter Olympic Games. American Charles Jewtraw became the first Winter Games champion by winning the first event, the 500m speed skating. Pictured: Figure skating bronze medallists Andrée Joly and Pierre Brunet. Photo: Olympic.org

    Kristi Yamaguchi - 1992 Olympic Figure Skating Champion ... Kristi Yamaguchi was the first American woman to win the Olympics in figure skating since 1976. Yamaguchi competed in pairs skating with partner Rudy Galindo. In 1989, she became the first woman, in thirty-five years, to win two medals, one in singles and one in pairs, at the U.S. nationals.

    Two Time Olympic Figure Skating Champion Katarina Witt

    Viktor Petrenko ~ 1992 Olympic Gold Medalist in Men's Figure Skating

    Evgeni Plushenko - 2006 Olympic Figure Skating Champion ... Russian male figure skater Evgeni Plushenko won the Gold Medal in the 2006 Olympics. His huge jumps dazzle audiences.

    Mabel Fairbanks was an African American figure skater and ice skating coach. Her strength and determination paved the way for African Americans and other figure skaters from minority backgrounds to be part of the sport. Mabel Fairbanks was born on November 14, 1916 in New York City.

    Yulia Lipnitskaya of Russia competes during the figure skating team ladies short program at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics.

    MAO ASADA - Japanese figure skater

    1992 Olympic Champion Kristi Yamaguchi Kristi Yamaguchi won the 1992 Olympics. She was the first American woman to win the Olympics in figure skating since 1976.

    Mao Asada -Black Figure Skating / Ice Skating dress inspiration for Sk8 Gr8 Designs.

    Here we see Yulia Lipnitskaya doing her,Figure Skating routine for the 2014 Winter Olympics at Sochi.

    Elene Gedevanishvili, European Figure Skating Championships 2007, Black Figure Skating / Ice Skating dress inspiration for Sk8 Gr8 Designs

    Julia Lipnitskaia, Russia,Black Figure Skating / Ice Skating dress inspiration for Sk8 Gr8 Designs.

    Gracie Gold - U.S. International Figure Skating Classic 2013 Black Figure Skating / Ice Skating dress inspiration for Sk8 Gr8 Designs

    Kurt Browning - Canadian & World Figure Skating Champion and Three Time Olympian ... 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.