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Brian Boitano Biography

Birth Name:
Brian Anthony Boitano
Birth Place:
Mountain View, California, United States
Profession
Figure skater

Fast Facts

  • Became the U
  • S
  • Junior Men's Champion at age 14
  • First American skater to land a triple axel in competition (1982 U
  • S
  • Championships)
  • Four-time U
  • S
  • National Champion, a two-time World Champion and the 1988 Olympic gold medalist in Calgary
  • Originated the 'Tano triple lutz, his signature leap in which a skater will extend his left arm above his head in the midst of the jump
  • Reinstated as an amateur to skate at the 1994 Winter Olympics in Lillehammer as a result of his petitioning the International Skating Union after other Olympic sports such as basketball and tennis allowed professional athletes to once again compete
  • Satirized in Trey Parker and Matt Stone's South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut (1999), which features a musical parody titled "What Would Brian Boitano Do?" Member of the World Figure Skating Hall of Fame, the U
  • S
  • Figure Skating Hall of Fame, National Italian-American Hall of Fame and U
  • S
  • Olympic Hall of Fame
  • Skates from his 1988 Olympic gold-medal performance are exhibited at the Smithsonian
  • Founded Youth Skate, a non-profit organization created to introduce the sport of ice skating to the Bay Area's underprivileged youth

Awards

    Relationships

    • Lew Boitano -- Father
    • Donna Boitano -- Mother