During a rich and storied Olympic history, American figure skaters have delivered their fair share of magical medal moments and unexpected feats of athleticism and skill.
Since 1948, the United States has won 14 gold medals delivered by 13 skaters, many of whom rank among the most beloved athletes in our country's history. Overall, U.S. figure skating has produced an impressive 46 medal moments of one kind or another.
Some of those triumphs came from decorated skaters who delivered on the greatest of expectations from under the brightest of spotlights. Other memorable moments came from unheralded skaters who burst onto the Olympic ice to claim unexpected glory, be it gold or otherwise.
Here’s a look at the top 20 figure skating moments and accomplishments in U.S. Olympic history, a grand past that might very well be added to during the Sochi Winter Games during the next couple of weeks.