Elvis Stojko

  Male      Canadian      Athlete

  Born : Mar 22, 1972  

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Elvis Stojko, MSC, MSM (born March 22, 1972) is a Canadian figure skater. He is a three-time World champion (1994, 1995, 1997), two-time Olympic silver medalist (1994, 1998), and seven-time Canadian champion (1994, 1996–2000, and 2002).

Stojko was born in Newmarket, Ontario, Canada to a Hungarian mother and Slovenian father and was named after Elvis Presley, of whom his parents were fans. His father arrived in Canada on a boat in 1955 and his mother, Irenee, escaped through the Soviet Invasion in 1956. Stojko grew up in Richmond Hill, Ontario.

Stojko began skating at the age of four and won his first trophy when he was six. He competed in the 2005 WKA Canadian Championships and placed first in the Chinese martial arts division.

Stojko has written a book about his career called "Heart and Soul" and he has been involved with Ronald McDonald Children's Charities in Canada...

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