The Terminator - Elvis Stojko

Al Bourassa

Andalucia, Colombia

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Elvis Stojko won the Canadian figure skating title seven times. He also is a three-time world figure skating champion and a two-time Olympic figure skating silver medalist.
Elvis Stojko grew up in Richmond Hill, Ontario. He began skating at the when he was four years old. He won his first figure skating trophy at the age of six. Elvis skated in Newmarket until he was nine years old. He then trained at the Toronto Cricket Skating and Curling Club. He also studied karate, and earned a black belt when he was sixteen years old. At the age of seven, he began motocross biking.
In 1991, Elvis Stojko became the first man to ever perform a quadruple toe loop, double toe loop combination jump, in a figure skating competition. Then, in 1997, he again became the first and only man to perform a quadruple toe loop, triple toe loop combination jump, in a competition. He holds two places in the Guinness Book Of World Records because of those two jump combinations.
His nicknames are The Terminator, The King, King of the Quad, and Quad God.

  • Canadian Male Athlete of the Year – 1997
  • Inducted into the Canadian Figure Skating Hall of Fame – 2004
    Stojko began skating professionally in 2002. He briefly reinstated as an Olympic-eligible skater and planned to compete and in the 2006 Olympics in Turin, Italy, but changed his mind. He continues to perform professionally.
    In 2005, he won the Canadian National Kung Fu Championship. He also has performed in movies and on television. He has served as a figure skating commentator for Canadian sports stations and supports numerous charities.

This work is derived from a photograph taken July, 2010, at the Calgary Stampede, Alberta, Canada during a figure skating performance. PS work applied. I do hope you like this version.

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