Last week from the 28th of March to the 3rd of April the World Figure Skating Championships was held in Boston, Massachusetts (USA). Lots of wonderful skaters of the whole world participated in the event, but one stood out from the crowd.
Spain’s Javier Fernandez delivered a fantastic performance and won the gold. His routine, set to Sinatra’s “Luck be a Lady Tonight,” showed that with a little luck and a lot of hard work, he could be, and would be, proclaimed the 2016 World Champion. Again.
Javier Fernández was born in Madrid in 1991. When he was 6 years old he out on his first ice skaters for an after-school activity because his sister took ice- skating classes. Wearing second-hand skates, he competed for the first time at age 8. Ever since, Javier has been taking the sport very seriously. Time went by and he began to travel to different parts of Spain with the best coaches. In 2011 he decided to go to Canada in order to be trained as a professional skater.
Javier has won scores of awards and at the age of 24 he is a two-time World Champion, a four-time European Champion and a six-time winner of the Spanish National Championship.
He is Spain’s best skater today and on the way to being one of the all-time greats!
Watch Javier’s amazing, gold-medal winning performance here
And a quick interview with him, after the competition
If you want to know more about Javier Fernandez click here!
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- Time went by: the passing of time
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