The teen figure skating obsession in
America is making history.
October 26, 2022
An American teen Ilia Malinin, performed the second flawless quadruple axel in history.
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The 17-year-old won the gold medal thanks to a remarkable free skate that made him the youngest men's champion.
17 yr old
Malinin made history by successfully completing the first-ever quadruple axel.
Malinin later admitted to NBC, "I wasn't really sure this morning if I would attempt it or not."
Admitted To NBC
Some of the most decorated athletes in the sport have failed to land a quadruple axel.
Yuzuru Hanyu, a two-time Olympic gold medalist, stated before the 2022 Beijing Olympics.
Nathan Chen, the current Olympic champion, has landed all other quadruple jumps save the axel successfully.
It was a remarkable moment in figure skating history when Malinin, the junior world champion, successfully executed a leap.
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