Teen skater Alexandra Trusova lands three quad jumps, becoming the first woman to do so in competition

Teen skater Alexandra Trusova lands three quad jumps, becoming the first woman to do so in competition

The 15-year-old also broke two score records previously held by fellow Russian teen Alina Zagitova

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It was a big weekend win for Alexandra Trusova.
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Russian teen ice queen Alexandra Trusova broke two records over the weekend, and became the first ever woman to land three quad jumps at competition level.

The 15-year-old was competing in her first senior international competition, the 2019 Ondrej Nepela Memorial in Bratislava, Slovakia. 


According to the Olympic blog of US news channel NBC Sports, Alexandra, the two-time world junior champion, opened the free skate on Saturday with a quadruple Lutz, a quadruple toe loop-triple toe combination and another quad toe.

 

This earned her the world’s highest free skate - a record 162.78 points -  giving her a combined 238.69 points in two programs (free skating and short programme), as reported by Russian news site Sputnik News.

Last September, Alexandra became the first female skater to land a quad Lutz in an international competition.

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The previous highest ladies' free skate score was 158.50, earned by Trusova's compatriot Alina Zagitova last year at the CS Nebelhorn Trophy. Alina also held the previous record for combined scores, earned at the same event.

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