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Name: Kurt Browning  
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Date of Birth: 18th June 1966
Place of Birth: Rocky Mountain House, Alberta, Canada
Profession: Actor
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Browning skates during the 2000 Stars on Ice tour

Kurt Browning (born June 18, 1966) is a prominent Canadian figure skater who was extremely popular during the late 1980s and 1990s.

Browning was born in Rocky Mountain House, Alberta and raised in Caroline, Alberta. In 1996 he married Sonia Rodriguez, a principal dancer with the National Ballet of Canada.

Browing was a four-time Canadian figure skating champion and four-time World Champion. He represented Canada in three Winter Olympics, 1988 (finishing 8th overall), 1992 (6th) and 1994 (5th), and was given the privilege of carrying the Canadian flag during the opening ceremonies of the 1994 games in Lillehammer, Norway. Browning's other achievements are numerous, including three Canadian Professional Championships, three World Professional Championships, a Lou Marsh Award for top Canadian Athlete (in 1990), Lionel Conacher Award winner (1990 and 1991), Order of Canada recipient (in 1990), an American Skating World Professional Skater of the Year Award (in 1998), and a Gustav Lussi Award from the Professional Skaters' Association (in 2001).

Browning is famous for his amazing footwork.

In 1988, Browning was credited with completing the first quadruple jump in competition; this accomplishment is also listed in the Guinness Book of Records.

He was inducted into Canada's Sports Hall of Fame in 1994 and Canada's Figure Skating Hall of Fame in 2000.

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