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Buttle announced his retirement from competitive figure skating on Sept. 10, 2008, saying that he was satisfied with what he had accomplished in his career, particularly after winning the world championship in March.

Buttle began skating at age two ... He competed in ice dancing with his older sister, Meghan ... He went to a French language school as a child and is fluent in English and French ... He studied chemical engineering at the University of Toronto part-time before focusing on skating ... He withdrew from the 2006 Grand Prix Series due to a stress fracture in his back ... His 2007-08 season started out slowly, and he lost his Canadian national title; however, he was improving, and he showed it with a silver medal at Four Continents ... He then upset many more heavily favored contenders in Gothenburg, Sweden, to win gold at the 2008 World Championships ... He has choreographed programs for Yu-Na Kim and Lauren Wilson.

Competitive History

  • 2008 - World Championships - 1st
  • 2008 - Four Continents Championships - 2nd
  • 2008 - Canadian Championships - 2nd
  • 2007 - Cup of Russia - 4th
  • 2007 - HomeSense Skate Canada - 3rd
  • 2007 - World Championships - 6th
  • 2007 - Four Continents Championships - 2nd
  • 2007 - Canadian Championships - 1st
  • 2006 - World Championships - 6th
  • 2006 - Olympic Winter Games - 3rd
  • 2006 - Canadian Championships - 1st
  • 2005 - Grand Prix Final, Tokyo - 2nd
  • 2005 - Trophee Eric Bombard - 1st
  • 2005 - MasterCard Skate Canada - 2nd
  • 2005 - Japan International Challenge - 1st
  • 2005 - World Championships - 2nd
  • 2005 - Canadian Championships - 1st
  • 2004 - Grand Prix Final, Beijing - 2nd
  • 2004 - Cup of China - 1st
  • 2004 - Skate Canada - 3rd
  • 2004 - Four Continents Championships - 1st
  • 2004 - Canadian Championships - 3rd
  • 2003 - NHK Trophy - 1st
  • 2003 - Bofrost Cup - 2nd
  • 2003 - Skate Canada - 2nd
  • 2003 - International Skating Challenge - 2nd
  • 2003 - World Championships - 15th
  • 2003 - Four Continents Championships - 2nd
  • 2003 - Canadian Championships - 2nd
  • 2003 - Sears Open - 3rd
  • 2002 - NHK Trophy - 5th
  • 2002 - Skate Canada - 7th
  • 2002 - World Championships - 8th
  • 2002 - Four Continents Championships - 1st
  • 2002 - Canadian Championships - 3rd
  • 2001 - NHK Trophy - 2nd
  • 2001 - Nebelhorn Trophy - 2nd
  • 2001 - Karl Schafer Memorial - 3rd
  • 2001 - Canadian Championships - 9th
  • 2001 - World Junior Championships - 8th
  • 2000 - Canadian Championships - 6th
  • 2000 - Junior Grand Prix (China) - 4th
  • 2000 - Junior Grank Prix (Ukraine) - 3rd
  • 2000 - Nebelhorn Trophy - 7th
  • 1999 - Canadian Championships - 10th
  • 1999 - Junior Grand Prix (Slovenia) - 4th
  • 1999 - Junior Grand Prix (Japan) - 6th
  • 1998 - Junior Grand Prix (Germany) - 6th
  • 1998 - Canadian Championships, Junior - 2nd
  • 1997 - North American Challenge Skate (Minnesota) - 4th
  • 1997 - Canadian Championships, Novice - 7th
  • 1996 - Canadian Championships, Novice - 12th
  • 1995 - Canadian Championships, Novice - 13th