Russian Figure Skater Became First Woman to Ever Make Quad Jump at Olympics [Video]

The 15-year-old Russian skater, Kamila Valieva, became the first woman in Olympic history to perform a quadruple jump. In the free programme, the athlete performed a quadruple salchow, as well as a quadruple toe loop with a triple one in the cascade. For this, Valieva got 178.92 points taking first place. 

Kamila Valieva is the current Russian and European champion in figure skating, holding world records in both the short and free programmes. Valieva represents the sports and education centre Sambo-70 and trains under the guidance of Eteri Tutberidze.

This time, together with the Russian team, Valieva became an Olympic champion. On the account of the Russian national team for the moment are 74 points. The US team has 65 points and the Japanese have 63 points.

As reminded, this gold of the Olympic team figure skating tournament was the second in history for Russia. For the first time, the Russian team won the Sochi Games in 2014. In Pyeongchang four years later, the Russians came second, losing to the Canadians.

The US actor, Alec Baldwin, commented on Valieva’s performance, which was noticed by the coach and posted to the Instagram story:

Picture: Screenshot of the Instagram story of Eteri Tutberidze

Ru-Main, 07.02.2022
Source: Lenta 

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