Is Elvis Stojko married? Yes, he is. His wife’s name is Gladys Orozco from Mexico who is also a figure skater by profession. The couple tied their knot on June 20, 2010, and has already enjoyed conjugal life for over a decade. The beautiful couple resided in Ajijic until June 2014 after which they moved to Toronto. As of now, they reside on their 140 acres near Bowmanville. Scroll down to explore more interesting personal facts and biography of Stojko:
Who is Elvis Stojko?
Born as Elvis Stojko, he landed on the planet on March 22, 1972, which makes her age be 49 years old as of 2021. By profession, he is a Canadian figure skater mostly known for being a three-time World champion (1994, 1995, 1997). He is also a two-time Olympic silver medallist (1994, 1998). At the national level, he is a seven-time Canadian champion (1994, 1996–2000, and 2002).
Early Life and Educational Life
Stojko was born in 1972 and his place of birth is in Newmarket, Ontario, Canada. Talking about his family background, he was born to a Slovenian father and a Hungarian mother. In 1955, his father migrated to Canada on a boat. Likewise, his mother fled from the Soviet invasion in 1956. He spent most of his early days in Richmond Hill, Ontario. In his hometown, there is a hockey arena named after him.
Career and Professional Life
He started skating at the age of four. By the time he was eleven, he was able to earn his first trophy. He turned the first person to land a quadruple-double jump combination at the 1991 World Championships. He finished 7th despite skating at the 1992 Winter Olympics in Albertville. At the 1992 World Championships, he secured the third position after Viktor Petrenko and Kurt Browning. He secured the second position at the World Figure Skating Championships in 1993 after Kurt Browning.
He marked win against Kurt Browning in the free skate at the 1994 Canadian Championships making him earn the national title. He skated at the 1994 Winter Olympics in Norway to secure the second position making him head into the free skate. In the free skate, he showed strong performance and finally won a silver medal. He turned the favorite while entering the 1994 World Championships in Chiba, Japan where he recorded his first world championship win.
During the practice for the 1995 Canadian Championships, he went through multiple injuries, however, he managed to be selected for competitions. He completed his full routine despite his still-unhealed injury making his most impressive competitive outings during the 1995 World Championship skate. He won the free skate although being behind American Todd Eldredge. He appeared in the limelight after earning the 1996–97 Champions Series Final (Grand Prix Final).
As a heavy favorite, he entered the 1998 Winter Olympics in Nagano, Japan where he was supposed to become the first Canadian to bring an Olympic gold medal. He went through a groin injury which he didn’t reveal to the media. Also., he was recovering from flu-like other athletes. He didn’t take painkillers as he felt fear of failing in a drug test.
At the 1999 World Championships, he secured the fourth position. He changed coaches to Uschi Keszler and Tim Wood from Doug Leigh after the 1998–99 season of the 2000 World Championships, the Canadian skater won silver. At the 2002 Winter Olympics, he secured the eighth position in Salt Lake City. He started his professional skating career in 2002. At the 2003 World Championships, he became a commentator for CTV/TSN for the men’s event. He also appeared on the WE tv series Skating’s Next Star as a celebrity judge in 2006. The show was hosted by Kristi Yamaguchi being created/ produced by Major League Figure Skating.
He announced his plan to compete in the 2006 Olympics in Turin, Italy but later changed his mind to return on his professional skating career.
On August 10, 2006, he skated a farewell performance at a gala for the Mariposa skating club, where he trained most of his amateur career. He took a hiatus from active figure skating for several years.
He also served as an analyst and commentator for Yahoo! Sports during the 2010 Winter Olympics that took place in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. He was unsatisfied with the figure skating judging system used during the 2010 Olympics for which he wrote a criticizing article. During the July 2010 Calgary Stampede, he competed in ISF Entertainment’s acrobatic ice show.
He has been racing karts in the Canadian Rotax DD2 Master Class since 2011. He started being sponsored by Empack Spraytech Inc.’s brand emzone. He resumed his show skating career upon returning back to his country from Mexico. He started participating in the Canadian tour of Stars on Ice.
Personal Life: Married to Mexican Skater Gladys Orozco
Elvis Stojko is married to Mexican skater Gladys Orozco since June 20, 2010. The pair belonging to the same profession shares friendly and beautiful love life. They are fully satisfied by their conjugal life and seem like the pair has a rare chance of getting divorced or separated. The pair has no children as there is no information on their kids.
Body Measurements: Weight and Height
Three-time World champion Elvis Stojko stands at an average height of 5 feet and 7 inches or 170 cm. He has a maintained weight being balanced after following a healthy lifestyle daily. Other body measurement details of Stojko like his shoe size and others aren’t available.
What is the Net worth of Elvis Stojko?
Seven-time Canadian champion Elvis Stojko has an estimated net worth of US$4 million. He has experienced a successful skate playing career making him become a seven-time Canadian champion, four Continents champion, two-time Olympic silver medalist and three-time World champion. He also wrote a book titled “Heart and Soul” describing his career which was published in February 1998. He was also seen appearing in a TV movie Ice Girls in the role of Mercury in 2016.
In addition to financial whooping net worth, Stojko has earned multiple prestigious recognition including being inducted into Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame, Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame and Canadian Olympic Hall of Fame in 2009, 2006 and 2011 respectively. He is also the receiver of the Lionel Conacher Award: in 2004.
Wiki and Facts
One can find the biography of Elvis Stojko on various wiki sites including Wikipedia. Find him on Instagram @elvistojko where he has amassed more than 18k followers, and the profile isn’t verified yet.
Elvis Stojko is a hardworking professional player. His passion and dedication have made him become counted on the list of top skaters around the world.
Birth Name: Elvis Stojko
Date of Birth: March 22, 1972
Place of Birth: Newmarket, Ontario, Canada
Parents Name: N/A
Height: 5 feet and 7 inches or 170 cm
Net Worth: US$4 million
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Spouse/ Girlfriend: Gladys Orozco
Children: Not yet
Thank you Elvis for your contribution to Canadian skating – you are great!