11 Olympic stars who never won gold

Lindsey Jacobellis has won five world championships and ten gold medals at the Winter X Games. But after competing in four Olympics, she will most likely end her career without winning a gold medal.

We’ve put together a list of notable Olympians who have also failed to win an Olympic gold medal.

<p>Check out our list of some of the biggest Olympic names who have never won gold medals. </p>
Olympic stars without gold medals

Check out our list of some of the biggest Olympic names who have never won gold medals.

<p>Jacobellis is a 10-time X-Games gold medalist in snowboard cross and has been a mainstay in the event on the Olympic stage since winning silver at the 2006 Turin games. However since then, she’s failed to make another Olympic podium. </p>
Lindsey Jacobellis

Jacobellis is a 10-time X-Games gold medalist in snowboard cross and has been a mainstay in the event on the Olympic stage since winning silver at the 2006 Turin games. However since then, she’s failed to make another Olympic podium.

<p>Mayweather retired with an all-time best undefeated record of 50-0, world titles in five different weight classes, three U.S. Gold Gloves and a U.S. national championship. However the 1996 Atlanta Games, in which he took home the featherweight bronze, were the only Olympics he ever competed in. </p>
Floyd Mayweather Jr.

Mayweather retired with an all-time best undefeated record of 50-0, world titles in five different weight classes, three U.S. Gold Gloves and a U.S. national championship. However the 1996 Atlanta Games, in which he took home the featherweight bronze, were the only Olympics he ever competed in.

<p>Kwan is easily the most surprising name on this list. She won five World Championships and nine U.S. championships on her way to becoming one of the greatest skaters of all time. The only achievement that ever eluded the 2012 inductee into the World Figure Skating Hall of Fame was Olympic gold. She took home silver in 1998 (losing to Tara Lipinski) and bronze in 2002. </p>
Michelle Kwan

Kwan is easily the most surprising name on this list. She won five World Championships and nine U.S. championships on her way to becoming one of the greatest skaters of all time. The only achievement that ever eluded the 2012 inductee into the World Figure Skating Hall of Fame was Olympic gold. She took home silver in 1998 (losing to Tara Lipinski) and bronze in 2002.

<p>Federer is probably he greatest tennis player of all time and certainly the greatest of his generation. However while the Swiss legend took gold alongside Stan Wawrinka in the doubles tournament in Beijing in 2008, the best he ever did as an individual was a silver medal at the London 2012 Games. </p>
Roger Federer

Federer is probably he greatest tennis player of all time and certainly the greatest of his generation. However while the Swiss legend took gold alongside Stan Wawrinka in the doubles tournament in Beijing in 2008, the best he ever did as an individual was a silver medal at the London 2012 Games.

<p>As a three-time U.S. National champion, Wagner is a star on the American figure skating scene. However her best performance on the international stage was a silver medal at the 2016 World Championships. In her only Olympic Games, Sochi in 2014, she finished way off the podium at seventh. </p>
Ashley Wagner

As a three-time U.S. National champion, Wagner is a star on the American figure skating scene. However her best performance on the international stage was a silver medal at the 2016 World Championships. In her only Olympic Games, Sochi in 2014, she finished way off the podium at seventh.

<p>Lolo Jones has competed in both the Summer Olympics (hurdles) and Winter Olympics (bobsled) but is dominant in neither sport on the international stage. Rather, it’s her brash personality and admirable athleticism that has made her a star at the games. </p>
Lolo Jones

Lolo Jones has competed in both the Summer Olympics (hurdles) and Winter Olympics (bobsled) but is dominant in neither sport on the international stage. Rather, it’s her brash personality and admirable athleticism that has made her a star at the games.

<p>Harding and Kerrigan have been inextricably connected since the infamous 1994 attack that nearly derailed Kerrigan’s Olympic hopes. However they’re also two of the greatest female American skaters to never win gold. Harding never even medaled, and Kerrigan won bronze in 1992 and silver in 1994. </p>
Tonya Harding and Nancy Kerrigan

Harding and Kerrigan have been inextricably connected since the infamous 1994 attack that nearly derailed Kerrigan’s Olympic hopes. However they’re also two of the greatest female American skaters to never win gold. Harding never even medaled, and Kerrigan won bronze in 1992 and silver in 1994.

<p>Stojko is a figure skating legend and was an early pioneer of quad jumps in combinations. The three-time Work Champion and seven-time Canadian National Champion won silver at consecutive Olympics, 1994 and 1998, and retired from competition in 2002 after placing 8th at the Salt Lake City Games. </p>
Elvis Stojko

Stojko is a figure skating legend and was an early pioneer of quad jumps in combinations. The three-time Work Champion and seven-time Canadian National Champion won silver at consecutive Olympics, 1994 and 1998, and retired from competition in 2002 after placing 8th at the Salt Lake City Games.

<p>Kostelic burst on the scene in 2003 when he won the World Championship gold in slalom. Unfortunately that would be the last major gold for the Croatian alpine skier who went on to win silver at the Turin Games in 2006, two silver medals in Vancouver in 2010 and… yep, silver yet again in Sochi 2014. </p>
Ivica Kostelic

Kostelic burst on the scene in 2003 when he won the World Championship gold in slalom. Unfortunately that would be the last major gold for the Croatian alpine skier who went on to win silver at the Turin Games in 2006, two silver medals in Vancouver in 2010 and… yep, silver yet again in Sochi 2014.

<p>Flaim is one of America’s greatest speed skaters, having spent more than four years as the top ranked long track speed skater in the world. While the Massachusetts native aspired to be the next Eric Heiden, he never found himself atop the podium. He finished his Olympic career with two silver medals, one in 1988 and another in 1994. </p>
Eric Flaim

Flaim is one of America’s greatest speed skaters, having spent more than four years as the top ranked long track speed skater in the world. While the Massachusetts native aspired to be the next Eric Heiden, he never found himself atop the podium. He finished his Olympic career with two silver medals, one in 1988 and another in 1994.

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