World Juniors of Figure Skating: Send in the Quads



Hey, we can pay attention to figure skating when it's not the Olympics!

Some of the biggest drama at the 2018 Winter Olympics was the ladies' singles battle between Evgenia Medvedeva, the two-time world champion, and her younger teammate Alina Zagitova, culminating in Alina's narrow victory.

At the just-concluded 2018 World Junior Championships in Bulgaria, Russian girls' coach Eteri's new student, Alexandra Trusova, absolutely threw down, landing a quadruple Salchow and a quadruple toeloop in a triple-heavy program.

Only one woman had ever done a proper quad jump, Japan's Miki Ando, who also did a quad Salchow. No woman has ever done a quad toeloop, and never two quads in the same program.

Trusova's technical score for her free skate was 92.35, which is the highest technical score for a female skater of all-time (senior or junior). For comparison, in Pyeongchang the three highest technical scores in the ladies' event were 81.62 (Alina Zagitova), 79.18 (Evgenia Medvedeva), and 76.50 (Kaetlyn Osmond).

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