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Stojko, Elvis

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Born: 1972 AD
Currently alive, at 42 years of age.

Nationality: Canadian
Categories: Athlete, Figure Skater

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1972 - Elvis Stojko, born on the 22nd of March in New Market, Ontario. He is a Canadian figure skating world champion.

1991 - At the World Championships, he became the first person to land a quadruple-double jump combination.

1994 - 1998 - He won silver medals at the 94' Winter Olympics and the 98' Winter Olympics.

1995 - He suffered a serious ankle injury at the Canadian Championships but was determined to compete anyway.

1997 - At the Grand Prix Finale he became the first person to land a quadruple-triple jump. He repeated the feat at the World Champtionships.

1998 - His silver medal in the Olympics was earned after a very difficult performance.

2001 - He did not participate in the Canadian Championships.

2002 - At Salt Lake, he placed 8th in the men's event.

       - He briefly reinstated as an Olympic-eligible skater and publicly declared his intention to compete in the 06' Olympics in Turin, Italy, before changing his mind and resuming his professional skating career.

2006 - He retired from skating on August 10th. His last performance was a gala performance for the Mariposa skating club, where he trained most of his amateur career.





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