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Johnny Weir Bio

American ice skater Johnny Weir is not your average Joe. Not because he’s ranked 8th in the world for Men’s Figure Skating. And not because he’s competing in the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympic Games. Johnny Weir is truly unique from head to toe. He brings more than just double axels and triple salchows to the ice rink. He brings style!


Glitz and Glamour

Either you love him or you hate him. But Johnny doesn’t care! He created a style all his own and he loves to show it off. Many of his glitzy, feathery, colorful costumes are his own design. He’s even designed costumes for other figure skaters!



A Little Background

Johnny Weir was born on July 2, 1984 in Coatesville, Pennsylvania. As a boy, Johnny participated in the equestrian (competitive horseback riding). But at the ripe old age 12, Weir discovered ice skating. His newfound passion quickly surpassed his love for horseback riding, and he decided to pursue his talent full time. He, his parents and his younger brother Brian packed up and moved to Delaware where he could train with his now former coach Priscilla Hill. Talk about dedicated parents!


His First Gold Medal

Johnny won his first gold medal at age 16. He competed against fellow American Evan Lysacek and many others at the World Junior Championships. This first medal paved the way for countless victories, including his three straight wins in the US National Figure Skating Championships in 2004 to 2006.


Quirky Guy

Johnny’s funky style stems from his passion for everything Russian. He even calls himself a Russiophile! Not only does he speak the language and collect Russian memorabilia, he is also fascinated by their culture and skating techniques. But don’t worry, he’s still proud to be an American!


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