Kevin Reynolds had his international breakthrough in 2013, winning an unexpected gold medal at the ISU Four Continents Championships for his first senior international victory followed by a career-high fifth place finish at the ISU World Championships. After struggling with equipment issues in the fall of 2013, Reynolds made his Olympic debut at Sochi 2014 where he helped Canada win silver in the inaugural team event with a great free skate performance.
The runner-up at the Canadian Championships in 2012, 2013 and 2014, Reynolds consistently attempts some of the most technically ambitious programs in the world. At Skate Canada International in October 2010, he became the first man to land two quadruple jumps in the short program. He also performed two quads in his short program at the 2013 World Championships, helping him to finish third in that portion of the competition. Reynolds regularly includes three quads in his free skates. At the 2008 Canadian Championships he had been the first skater in the world to ever land a quad-triple-triple combination under the ISU Judging System.
Reynolds has enjoyed success nationally at all levels. At age 12 he won the Canadian novice title. Two years later he was the Canadian junior silver medallist behind Patrick Chan. He landed his first-ever quad, a Salchow, when he was 15 and landed his first quad toe loop at age 16. He came one place shy of qualifying for Vancouver 2010 with his third place finish at the Canadian championships.
2014 Olympic Silver Medallist (team event)… 2013 Four Continents Champion… Three-time Canadian Silver Medallist… 2012 – 2014, 2010 Four Continents Bronze Medallist… 5th at 2013 World Championships…
Getting Into Sport: Started skating at age four… He was enrolled in figure skating to improve his hockey skills when he was seven… After winning the novice national title in 2003 he focused on figure skating full time… Has been working with coach Joanne McLeod since he was nine… Odds and Ends: Enjoys both playing and programming computers and video games… Was inspired to learn Japanese after competing at the NHK Trophy Grand Prix event in the fall of 2008 because he wanted to be able to communicate with the fans…
NOTABLE INTERNATIONAL RESULTS
ISU World Championships: 2014 – 11th; 2013 – 5th; 2012 – 12th; 2011 – 20th; 2010 – 11th