Javier Fernandez Wiki: Skater, Net Worth, Bronze Medal & Facts To Know

Javier Fernandez is a skater who recently participated at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games. Read about his net worth and other facts.

Who is Javier Fernandez?

Javier Fernandez Lopez was born in 1991 in Madrid. He is a Spanish figure skater. He recently won a bronze medal at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. Lopez is a two-time World champion (2015, 2016), a six-time consecutive European champion (2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018), a three-time Grand Prix Final medalist (2014–15, 2015–16, 2011–12), and an eight-time Spanish national champion. Fernandez is the second man to break the world record of 100-point barrier in the short program, the 200-point barrier in the long program, and the 300-point barrier in the total score. Fernandez has secured the second highest personal best scores until 2017 in both segments and third highest in the combined score. Fernandez represented his country, Spain at the 2010, 2014 and 2018 Olympic Winter Games. He is the first skater from Spain to win a medal at an Olympic Games, ISU Championship or a Grand Prix event. In honor of his achievements, Fernández received the Gold Medal of the Royal Order of Sports Merit by the Spanish government on 19 April 2016. He is the younger of two children born to Enriqueta, a mail carrier, and Antonio, an army mechanic. Fernandez has an older sister, Laura, who competed in ladies’ singles and ice dancing. Fernandez desires to become a coach after his competitive skating career ends. He is a fan of Real Madrid C.F. Fernández relocated to Hackensack, New Jersey in the United States in the late summer of 2008. He moved to Toronto, Ontario, Canada in the summer of 2011. He’s been dating Japanese figure skater Miki Ando since 2014. Miki Ando, 30, is the 2007 and 2011 World champion, as well as the 2011 Four Continents champ and 2004 World Junior champ, and she’s won the Japanese national championship three times. She’s the first and ONLY woman in competitive ice skating who has successfully landed a quadruple jump.

Awards and accolades

Javier Fernandez has been honored with many prestigious awards and recognition in his career: * Royal Order of Sports Merit of Spain
* Gold Medal (2016) awarded by the Spanish Olympic Committee
* Outstanding Athlete of the Year (2014) awarded by the National Sports Council
* National Sports Awards: King Felipe Award for Best Sportsman (2015)
* AS Sports Awards: Athlete of the Year 2015 (14 December 2015)
* Madrid Sports Press Association (APDM): Individual Athlete of the Year (30 January 2017)
* Second of May of the Community of Madrid: Grand Cross (2015)
* Medal of the City of Madrid: Gold Medal (2017)
* Medal of the Community of Madrid: Gold Medal (2017)

Net worth of the skater

The net worth of the skater is currently under review.

Career highlights

Javier Fernandez has five European and two world figure skating titles to his credit. Javier Fernández Lopez has secured his place in Spanish sporting history. He was placed fourth at Sochi 2014. “I’m aware that I’m the first athlete to achieve a lot of important things for Spanish skating,” said Madrid-born figure skater Javier Fernández, who took his first steps in the sport at the age of six. “My sister watched competitions on TV and decided to start skating,” he explained. “I used to love watching her train, so much in fact that I decided to get involved too.” Twenty years later, he is a firm medal favourite for PyeongChang 2018. He explained in an interview before the 2018 Olympics this year. He is blessed with a unique talent and despite hailing from a country with fewer than 20 registered figure skaters; Fernandez was the first Spanish skater to land a triple axel and then a quadruple jump. After winning the national title in 2010 at the age of 19 only, he earned a place at the 2010 Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver, becoming the first Spanish figure skater to grace Olympic ice since Dario Villaba at Cortina d’Ampezzo 1956. Fernández placed 14th on his Olympic debut and continued his rise up the ranks by scoring a series of firsts for Spanish figure skating, taking second place in an ISU Grand Prix event in 2011, third in the 2012 Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final and winning Skate Canada the same year. He got his major accomplishment in 2013 when he became the European champion in Zagreb (CRO) and world championship bronze medallist in London (CAN). The Spanish skater maintained his European title in Budapest in January 2014 and then went ahead to Sochi, where he carried his country’s flag at the Opening Ceremony before embarking on his quest for an Olympic medal. He was placed fourth eventually which disappointed him to a great deal. After achieving three European titles out of three in Stockholm in January 2015, Fernandez achieved another landmark for Spanish sport that March in Shanghai. He skillfully executed a free program containing two quadruple jumps, six triples and multiple technically challenging pirouettes and managed to edge out Sochi 2014 champion Hanyu to win the first figure skating world title for his country. Fernandez retained both titles the next year too, claiming a fourth consecutive European crown in Bratislava and a second world one in Boston, where he produced a lovely performance to once again beat Hanyu. Then, on 29 January 2017 in Ostrava, the Spaniard made it to five European golds in a row. Only one man has achieved such a feat before: former Olympic champion Ondrej Nepela of Czechoslovakia.