Elvis Stojko




Elvis was a hero to many Canadians. He was brilliant on the ice, piecing together routines with both artistry and technical ability. He was very strong and could pull off just about every jump he tried.


Biography



He was born on March 22, 1972 in Newmarket, Ontario. His coach is Doug Leigh and his choreographer was Randy Gardner. In 1991, Elvis became the first man to ever perform a quadruple toe loop, double toe loop bombination jump, in competition. Elvis loves to ride dirt bikes and practices kung fu, in which he earned a black belt when he was 16.




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Accomplishments


Year
Competition
Medal
1994
Olympic Winter Games
Silver
1994
World Champsionship
Gold
1995
World Championship
Gold
1997
World Championship
Gold
1998
Olympics
Silver

Neat Facts



The figure skating world never really liked Elvis's style of skating, but he still expressed himself the way he wanted to and that is when the Bruce Lee program unfolded in 1994. This program is still regarded as ahead of ts time, blending the art of Chinese Kung Fu and skating together on ice. This program got him his 1st National title beating Kurt Browning in his home Province.

Elvis retired after the 2002 Olympics and skated a few years in the pro ranks, but decided to pursue his love of acting, singing and music instead.



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To learn more about Elvis, visit his site:
Elvis Stojko Site


Videos


Here is a video of Elvis at the 1995 World Championship (Long Program)



Here is another video of Elvis at the 1994 Olympics (Long Program)