Brian Anthony Boitano (born October 22, 1963) is an American figure skater from San Francisco, California. Once a champion in the amateur ranks, he is now a professional skater.
His signature jump, the 'Tano triple lutz or simply the 'Tano, is considered to be the most difficult jump in figure skating. Although triple axels and "quads" (quadruples) are on their face more difficult, the 'Tano requires the jumper to raise one arm above his head while performing the jump. The fact that one arm is raised dramatically reduces the jumper's angular momentum, making a 'Tano triple far more difficult than a normal triple.
1986 Won the World Championships gold medal
1988 Won the World Championships gold medal
1988 Won the Winter Olympics gold medal
A caricature of Brian Boitano as a superhero appears as a recurring character in the irreverent cartoon series South Park. The movie South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut (1999), features a musical number titled What Would Brian Boitano Do?.