|Brian Anthony Boitano
the first U.S. skater to land a triple
axel in competition; gold medalist at the 1988
Winter Olympic Games
Born October 22, 1963, in
Mountain View, California. Graduated from
Peterson High School, Sunnyvale, California.
Landed his first triple jump --
a triple Salchow -- at the age of 11.
Became the first U.S. skater
ever to land a triple Axel, at the 1982 U.S.
Four-time World medalist
between 1985 and 1988.
World Champion in 1986 and
He earned eight 6.0's for
his 1988 U.S. Nationals short program, a U.S.
record he shares with Michelle Kwan.
Won one gold medal at the 1988
Winter Olympic Games, in Calgary, Alberta,
Won ten straight professional
competitions after turning pro in 1988.
Won six World Professional
Championship titles, five of which were
consecutive (1988-1992, 1994).
Won four consecutive Challenge
of Champions competitions.
Toured eleven seasons with John
Hancock's Champions On Ice Tour.
Competed at the 1994 Winter
Olympics in Lillehammer, Norway, but finished
Won an Emmy for his portrayal
of Don Jose in Carmen on Ice.
Owns his own skating production
company, White Canvas Productions.
Continues to produce and
participate in figure skating specials, including
Brian Boitano's Skate Spectacular, 2005
Tribute to the Movies on Ice, and Broadway
Currently lives in San
Honors and Awards
He is the only male skater to
be featured by himself on the cover of Sports
Elected to the World and U.S.
Figure Skating Halls of Fame in 1996.
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