Toller Cranston

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Cranston performs a split jump at the 1974 World Figure Skating Championships

Toller Cranston (April 20, 1949 – January 24, 2015) was a Canadian figure skater.

Cranston was born in Hamilton, Ontario. He grew up in Kirkland Lake, Ontario. He was Canadian champion six times, and, despite never coming higher than third at a world championship, he came first in the free skate four times. He was well-respected for his artistic ability, and is recognized as someone who brought a new level of artistry to men's figure skating.

He skated as a professional for many years, choreographed (designed movement patterns for) skating routines, and was a commentator (talked about events) on T.V. during skating events.

After his retirement, Cranston lived in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. He became a painter. He was found dead at his home in San Miguel de Allende on the morning of January 24, 2015.[1] He was 65 years old. His cause of death was later said to be a heart attack.

Amateur competitions[change | change source]

  • World Championships: third in 1974
  • Olympics: bronze medal in 1976
  • Canadian Championships: first in 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975, and 1976

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