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Elvis Stojko

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Elvis Stojko

Elvis Stojko (born March 22, 1972) is a Canadian figure skating world champion.

Stojko was born in Richmond Hill, Ontario. He began skating at the age of 4 and won his first trophy when he was 6; as a child he also studied karate, earning a black belt when he was 16.

Stojko won silver medals at the 1994 Winter Olympics and the 1998 Winter Olympics. He won the World Figure Skating Championships in 1994, 1995, and 1997. He also won the Canadian Championships in 1994, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, and 2002. In 1995 he suffered a serious ankle injury at the Canadian Championships but was determined to compete anyway. He began his short program but was not able to complete it due to the injury, and was awarded a bye to the 1995 World Championships. His 1995 World Championship skate is regarded as one of his most impressive competitive outings because his injury had not fully healed, yet he was able to complete his full routine. Stojko did not participate in the Canadian Championships in 2001.

At the 1991 World Championships, he became the first person to land a quadruple-double jump combination; at the 1997 World Championship he became the first person to land a quadruple-triple jump.

Stojko turned professional in 2002. He briefly reinstated as an Olympic-eligible skater and publicly declared his intention to compete in the 2006 Olympics in Turin, Italy, before changing his mind and resuming his professional skating career.


External links

Elvis Stojko: Heart of Gold (http://heartofgold.topcities.com)pl:Elvis Stojko

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