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Brian Pockar
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Full name: Brian James Pockar
Country represented:  Canada
Date of birth: October 27, 1959(1959-10-27)
Place of birth: Calgary
Date of death: April 28, 1992 (aged 32)
Place of death: Calgary
Skating club: Calgary WC
Retired: 1982

Brian James Pockar (October 27, 1959 - April 28, 1992) was a Canadian figure skater. He was the three-time Canadian national champion (1978-1980), 1980 Olympian, and the 1982 World bronze medalist. He was born and died in Calgary.

After turning pro, he toured with Stars on Ice and worked as a choreographer. He died of AIDS in 1992.[1] Scott Hamilton outed Pockar as gay in Hamilton's autobiography, Landing It.[2]

Competitive highlights

Competition 1973-74 1974-75 1975-76 1976-77 1977-78 1978-79 1979-80 1980-81 1981-82
Winter Olympic Games 12th
World Championships 14th 10th 13th 9th 8th 3rd
Canadian Championships 3rd J. 2nd 1st 1st 1st 2nd 2nd
Skate Canada International 11th 5th 3rd 2nd
Nebelhorn Trophy 4th
Coupe des Alpes 2nd
  • J = Junior level

References

  1. ^ Bondy, Filip (November 17, 1992), "FIGURE SKATING; AIDS Deaths Tear at Figure-Skating World", The New York Times, http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?sec=health&res=9E0CE0D91630F934A25752C1A964958260, retrieved 2008-03-15  
  2. ^ Hamilton, Scott; Benet, Lorenzo (1999), Landing It: My Life on and Off the Ice, Kensington Publishing, ISBN 1575664666  
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