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Ben Agosto

U.S. Figure Skating

Ben Agosto

EVENT - FIGURE SKATING, ICE DANCING

HEIGHT 5'10"

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OLYMPIC HIGHLIGHTS

  • 2010 Olympic Winter Games - 4th place with partner Tanith Belbin
  • 2006 Olympic Winter Games - Silver medalist with partner Tanith Belbin

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

  • 2009 - Skate America - 1st
  • 2009 - World Team Trophy - 1st
  • 2009 - World Championships - 2nd
  • 2008 - Grand Prix Final, Goyang City - WD
  • 2008 - Cup of China - 2nd
  • 2008 - Skate America - 2nd
  • 2008 - World Championships - 4th
  • 2008 - U.S. Figure Skating Championships - 1st
  • 2007 - Grand Prix Final, Turin - 2nd
  • 2007 - Cup of China - 1st
  • 2007 - Skate America - 1st
  • 2007 - World Championships - 3rd
  • 2007 - Four Continents Championships - 2nd
  • 2007 - State Farm U.S. Championships - 1st
  • 2006 Olympic silver medalists
  • Two-time World Championships silver medalists (2005, 2009)
  • Two-time World Championships bronze medalists (2006, 2007)
  • Five-time U.S. Champions (2004-08)
  • Ranked No. 2 in ISU World Standings as of May

PERSONAL

Coaches: Natalia Linichuk & Gennadi Karponosov
Partner: Tanith Belbin

Agosto was born in Chicago, but he moved to Detroit in 1998 to skate with Belbin. They missed out on competing at the 2002 Winter Games, despite finishing second at the 2002 U.S. Championships, because of Belbin's unfinished citizenship process. They organized and skated in the 2005 Skate Aid for Tsunami Relief that raised $40,000 for tsunami relief in Southeast Asia. Agosto's hobbies include playing the guitar, scuba diving, horseback riding, salsa dancing and rock and mountain climbing.  

DID YOU KNOW...?

  • Agosto has always wanted to be the voice of a cartoon character and got a gig as the voice of a villain in a video game
Image by Harry How/Getty Images

 

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