A Proud Canadian Elvis Stojko
Elvis Stojko (born March 22, 1972) is a Canadian figure skater who 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).
He’s also a proud recipient of the MSC and MSM. The Meritorious Service Decorations are bestowed by the Canadian monarch, generally through his or her viceroy-in-Council. Created in 1991, the medal is intended to recognize individuals—both Canadian and foreign—who have carried out meritorious acts bringing benefit and honor in either of two categories: military and civilian. In all cases, however, the event being recognized must have taken place in Canada or involved Canadian citizens.
Stojko’s Slovenian father was first to arrive in Canada on a boat in 1955. His Hungarian mother Irenee followed soon after, fleeing from the 1956 Soviet invasion. Stojko was born in Newmarket, Ontario and was named Elvis, because his parents were ardent fans of Elvis Presley. Stojko grew up in Richmond Hill, Ontario. He began skating at the age of four and won his first trophy when he was six. He eventually settled in Ajijic, Jalisco, Mexico in 2001. On June 20, 2010, he married Mexican figure skater Gladys Orozco in Las Vegas. They resided in Ajijic until June 2014, when they relocated to Toronto.
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Here’s a list of some of his Accomplishments:
“Three-time World Figure skating champion: 1994, 1995, 1997
Two-time Olympic Silver medalist: 1994, 1998
Seven-time Canadian Figure skating champion: 1994, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2002
Four Continents champion: 2000
Grand Prix Final Champion: 1996/1997
Winner of the Lionel Conacher Award: 1994
First man to land a quadruple jump in combination (quadruple toe-loop, double toe-loop): 1991 World Championships
First man to land a quadruple/triple jump combination (quadruple toe-loop, triple toe-loop): 1997 Grand Prix Final
Inducted into the Canada's Sports Hall of Fame in 2006.
Inducted into the Ontario Sports Hall of Fame in 2009.
Inducted into the Canadian Olympic Hall of Fame in 2011.”