(born on April 17, 1975 in Santa Monica, CA
) is an American-born Serbian figure skater
. Born in the United States, Zivanovic competes internationally for Serbia.
, he competed for the United States
, twice capturing medals at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships
. After 2001, he represented Yugoslavia
, his father's native country. He competed in the 2006 Winter Olympics
representing Serbia and Montenegro. Following the break-up of that country, Zivanovic competed for Serbia.
To qualify for the 2006 Olympics, Zivanovic needed to place in the top 24 at the 2005 World Figure Skating Championships
. After failing to do that, he had another shot at qualifying by placing in the top six at the Karl Shafer Memorial
. He placed ninth, but made the Olympic team after several skaters who qualified ahead of him had to withdraw.
Zivanovic has the distinction of having competed at the World Figure Skating Championships
representing four countries: the United States, Yugoslavia, Serbia and Montenegro, and Serbia. He is also one of the few skaters to have competed at both the Four Continents Figure Skating Championships
and the European Figure Skating Championships
. He is the first male singles skater to have competed at every senior-level ISU Championships.
Zivanovic works as an ice skating instructor at in Burbank, California
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