True record-breaker! Russia’s determine skating prodigy Alexandra Trusova makes historical past by touchdown QUAD LOOP (VIDEO) — RT Sport Information
Two-time junior world champion Alexandra Trusova has continued to set records in women’s skating by successfully landing a quadruple loop in a training session, an element never before performed by a female skater.
The quad jumping prodigy shared a video of her breathtaking attempt on social media, which sparked praise and admiration from figure skating experts and fans.
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The 16-year-old, who became the first skater in history to land a quad in an international competition, won stage two of the Cup of Russia last week where she pulled off a triple axle, which was her weakness from last season.
Despite the headlines in Russia and abroad, Trusova’s historic achievement will not be officially recognized until it lands in an official competition that seems only a matter of time.
The quadruple loop is one of the seldom seen jumps in figure skating and difficult to perform even for top-class male skaters, as it was first performed at a men’s event in 2016.
After mastering a new Ultra-C element, Trusova is the only female athlete to have five quadruple jumps in her technical content, an feat that normally only the best male skaters can boast of.
The figure skating pioneer has revolutionized the sport and made quads an inseparable part of women’s events.
She was rewarded with an entry in the Guinness Book of Records for her stunning skills. In 2018 she set the record for becoming the first female skater to throw a quad-toe loop and a quad lutz. And in 2020, Trusova was the first female skater to be included in the Guinness Book of Records to successfully land a quadruple flip-jump in an international competition.
In May, the European bronze medalist made a U-turn in her athletic career, ending her four-year partnership with famous coach Eteri Tutberidze to join Evgeni Plushenko’s academy.