Women's Figure Skating has been a staple of the Winter Olympics since the early 1900s. It is now one of the most popular events.
The event has two parts - short program and the free skate which include mandatory skills. The judges score the skaters on technical merit and presentation.
Gold Medal winners often become celebrities, including Kristi Yamaguchi, Peggy Fleming, and Dorothy Hamill. Kim Yu-Na of South Korea won the Gold Medal in 2010.
|2014||Adelina Sotnikova||Russia||224.59 pts||Details >>|
|2010||Kim Yu-Na||South Korea||Details >>|
|2006||Shizuka Arakawa||Japan||Details >>|
|2002||Sarah Hughes||United States||Details >>|
|1998||Tara Lipinski||United States||Details >>|
|1994||Oksana Baiul||Ukraine||2.0||Details >>|
|1992||Kristi Yamaguchi||United States||1.5||Details >>|
|1988||Katarina Witt||East Germany||4.2||Details >>|
|1984||Katarina Witt||East Germany||3.2||Details >>|
|1980||Anett Potzsch||East Germany||189.00 pts||Details >>|
|1976||Dorothy Hamill||United States||193.80 pts||Details >>|
|1972||Trixi Schuba||Austria||2751.5 pts||Details >>|
|1968||Peggy Fleming||United States||1970.5 pts||Details >>|
|1964||Sjoukje Dijkstra||Netherlands||2018.5 pts||Details >>|
|1960||Carol Heiss||United States||1490.1 pts||Details >>|
|1956||Tenley Albright||United States||169.67 pts||Details >>|
|1952||Jeannette Altwegg||Great Britain||161.756 pts||Details >>|
|1948||Barbara Ann Scott||Canada||163.077 pts||Details >>|