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Brian Orser is a former Canadian figure skater. He is 1984 and 1998 Olympic Silver medal, 1987 World Champion and eight time Canadian national champion.
Here are some of the interesting facts about Brian Orser.
1. Brian Orser net worth is estimated to be $3 million.
As of 2018, Brian Orser net worth is estimated to be $3 million. He earned most of his money during his professional career as a figure skater. He has also earned fair share of money by coaching some of the biggest stars like Kim Yuna, Yuzuru Hanyu and Javier Fernandez.
2. Brian’s Skating Career
Born on December 18, 1961 in Ontario, Brian first won his national title on the novice level in 1977 when he was 16 years old. Next year, he went to Junior Worlds and placed in 4th place. In 1979 he added his second junior level title.
Brian then moved to senior level in 1980. He won bronze medal as senior in Vienna Cup and then placed 4th at Canadian Figure Skating Championshis. During his twenty years of skating career, he won Silver Medal in Men’s singles figure skating at 1984 Sarajevo, 1988 Calgary Winter Olympic Games, Gold medal at 1987 World Championships, Silver Medals at 1984, 1985, 1986 and 1988 World Championships and Bronze Medal at 1983 World Championships.
He has also appeared in 1990 German skating dance film “Carmen on Ice”.
3. He has coached some of the biggest superstars.
Brian has also served as a coach and has helped many athletes to reach their potential. He is the coach of Japanese figure skater Yuzuru Hanyu who has won two Olympic gold medals, three silver medal in Four Continents figure skating Championship.
He coached Spanish athlete Javier Fernandez who won bronze medal at 2018 Winter Olympics, 2015, 2016 World Championship titles and is 6 times European Champion. He also coached Kim Yuna who won 2009 World Championships and 2010 Olympic gold medal.
4. Brian has won several accolades.
Brian was named Canadian Sports Hall of Fame in 1989, Canadian Olympic Hall of Fame in 1995, Ontario Sports Hall of Fame in 1998, Penetanguishene Sports Hall of Fame in 2003, World Figure Skating Hall of Fame in 2009 and Ontario Sports Hall of Fame in 2013.
He was also named a member of the order of Canada in 1985 and then promoted to Officer in 1988. Brian has also won an Emmy Award for his performance in movie “Carmen on Ice”.
5. Brian is openly gay.
Brian revealed his sexuality in November 1998. At that time, he was afraid that being gay might ruin his career but he received enormous support from other skaters and the public. Currently, he is in relationship with Rajesh Tiwari. They have been together since 2008.