Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Johnny Weir

Johnny Weir Profile
  • Birthdate: July 02, 1984
  • Weight: 134 lbs (61 kg)
  • Height: 58 (1.75 m)
  • Age: 27 years
  • Gender: Male
  • Three-time U.S. champion has something to prove after his disaster at last year's nationals. He finished fifth, failing to win a medal for the first time in six years and costing himself a spot on the world team. Says he was so distraught he considered quitting, but his mother convinced him to keep going.
  • Started well this year, winning the bronze medal at the Grand Prix final after finishing second at NHK Trophy.
  • Third at 2010 U.S. championships earned him spot on second Olympic team.
  • Bronze medalist at the 2008 world championships.
  • Second after the short program at the Turin Games, fell out of medal contention with a sloppy, error-filled program and finished fifth overall.
  • Colorful quotes and eccentric costumes make him one of skating's biggest personalities.
  • Has a reality show on the Sundance Channel, "Be Good Johnny Weir," an eight-part series that chronicles the ups and downs of an elite athlete and is a follow-up to this summer's "Pop Star on Ice" documentary.
  • Didn't start skating until he was 12, when he saw Oksana Baiul on television.
  • Speaks Russian and his favorite city is Moscow.


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