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FIGURE SKATING: Elvis Stojko

Elvis Stojko

Personal
Country: Canada
Born: March 22, 1972, in Newmarket, Ontario
Height: 5'7"   Weight: 155 lbs.
Current Home: Richmond Hill, Ontario

Competition Highlights


World Championships: 1997 (1st), 1996 (4th), 1995 (1st), 1994 (1st).
Canadian National Championships: 1997 (1st), 1996 (1st), 1994 (1st).
1994 Lillehammer Winter Olympics: 2nd.

Fun Facts


 At a very young age, Stojko developed a love for things that move fast: motorcycles, cars, snowmobiles and the like. He also knew early on — reportedly at 2½ — that he wanted to become a world class figure skater.
 Known for his athletic and flamboyant style, Stojko incorporates several different jumps into his skating routine. He is also superstitious in his preparation: for the past 20 years, he has always put his left skate on first.
 Stojko was named after his father's idol — Elvis Presley.
Source: Knight-Ridder/Tribune

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