Beauty on the Ice: They’re gorgeous, graceful, and they know how to spin around really, really fast on the ice. Meet the members of the U.S. figure skating team who will be competing for gold in Sochi. Below is a list of U.S. hottest Olympic figure skaters.
America’s Hottest Olympic Figure Skaters:
8. Maia Shibutani
Maia Shibutani was born to Chris and Naomi Shibutani on July 20, 1994. She is an American ice dancer. With her brother Alex Shibutani, she is the 2011 World bronze medalist, 2011 Four Continents silver medalist, 2011 NHK Trophy champion, 2009 World Junior silver medalist, and a four-time U.S. national medalist. She is a part of the U.S. Olympic Figure Skating Team.
7. Madison Chock
Chock was born in Torrance, California on July 2, 1992. She is an American ice dancer. With partner Evan Bates, she is the 2013 Four Continents bronze medalist and 2013 U.S. national silver medalist. She was one of the 2014 U.S. Olympic Figure Skating Team.
6. Felicia Zhang
Born on September 22, 1993 in Plainsboro Township, New Jersey. Felicia Zhang is an American pair skater. With partner Nathan Bartholomay, she is a two-time U.S. national medalist (silver in 2014, bronze in 2013) and placed fourth at the 2013 Four Continents Championships. She is smong the U.S. team to the 2014 Winter Olympics.
5. Meryl Davis
Meryl Davis is an American ice dancer. With partner Charlie White, she is a two-time (2011, 2013) World champion, the 2010 Olympic silver medalist, two-time (2010, 2012) World silver medalist, five-time Grand Prix Final champion (2009–2013), three-time Four Continents champion (2009, 2011, 2013) and six-time U.S. national champion (2009–2014). She was named to the 2014 U.S. Olympic Figure Skating Team. Davis and White are the current world record holders for the short dance, free dance, and total combined score.
4. Polina Edmunds
Born on May 18, 1998, Polina Edmunds is an American figure skater and daughter of Nina, is a figure skating coach originally from Tver, Russia. She was the 2014 U.S. national silver medalist and a part of 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi.
3. Marissa Castelli
Castelli was born in Providence, Rhode Island on August 20, 1990. She is an American pair skater. With partner Simon Shnapir, she is the 2013 Four Continents bronze medalist, the 2009 World Junior bronze medalist, and a two-time U.S. national champion (2013 & 2014). She is psrt of the 2014 U.S. Olympic Figure Skating Team. She has a brother named Anthony Castelli who played football at Bryant University.
2. Ashley Wagner
Born on May 16, 1991 on a U.S. Army Base in Heidelberg, Germany. Ashley Wagner is an American figure skater. She is the 2012 Four Continents champion, 2012 Grand Prix Final silver medalist, 2012 Skate America champion, 2012 and 2013 Trophée Eric Bompard champion, 2012 and 2013 U.S. national champion. Her highest World Championship placement is fourth in 2012. One of hottest name to the U.S. team.
Ashley is the 2016 World silver medalist, a 2014 Olympic bronze medalist in the figure skating team event. In addition, she is a three-time Grand Prix Final medalist, winner of five Grand Prix events (2012 and 2016 Skate America; 2012 and 2013 Trophée Éric Bompard; 2015 Skate Canada), and a three-time U.S. national champion (2012, 2013, and 2015).
1. Gracie Gold
Born in Newton, Massachusetts on August 17, 1995. Grace Elizabeth Gold, known as Gracie Gold, is an American figure skater. She is the 2012 World Junior silver medalist, the 2014 U.S. national champion. Also, she is the 2014 Olympic team event bronze medalist, the 2015 Internationaux de France champion, the 2014 NHK Trophy champion and a two-time U.S. national champion (2014, 2016).
Gold is the first and only American woman to win an NHK Trophy title. She also holds the record for the highest short program score ever recorded by an American woman: 76.43, scored in the 2016 World Championships.