| Date of Birth:
November 18, 1980
Place of Birth: Toronto, ON
Residence: Burnaby, BC
Years on National Team:
After missing the 2002 Olympics in Salt Lake City with a knee injury, Canadian men's figure skater Emanuel Sandhu comes to Turin in 2006 as a more disciplined, experienced and hungry skater. With a background in ballet, Sandhu turned to figure skating as an eight-year-old and immediately knew he had found his sport.
Since 1998, when he first competed in the senior competition at the Canadian Nationals, Sandhu has finished no lower than second and has won three times (2001, 2003, 2004). Known for his great spinning and intricate step sequences, Sandhu has also now become a factor on the international scene as well.
A surprise win at a Grand Prix event in Colorado Springs during the 2003-04 season, when he joined the competition as a substitute at the last second, proves he has what it takes to compete with the world's best skaters.
He picked up another win at the ISU Cup of China in 2005 after finishing in seventh place at the World Championships. That was a one place improvement over his eighth-place result in 2004.
The 25-year-old native of Toronto, who now lives and trains at North Vancouver's BC Centre of Excellence, will skate his short program to Lalo Schifrin's Tango and his long program to an original composition by Gordon Cobb.
February 15: Sandhu's mom cheers him on
February 13: 24 seconds with Emanuel Sandhu
February 9: SUN Prediction: Sixth
2006 Figureskating Coverage