Russian 15-year-old Alexandra Trusova raised the bar again in women’s figure skating, landing four quadruple jumps in an exhibition competition in Japan on Saturday.
Trusova won the free skate-only Japan Open with a quad Salchow, a quad Lutz and two quadruple toe loops, though some of the landings weren’t crisp. She was given positive grades of execution on three of the four jumping passes (two were in combination).
Trusova earned 160.53 points to beat a field including Olympic and world champion Alina Zagitova. Video of Trusova’s skate is here.
Her performance caused Nathan Chen, who won the men’s event with four quads, to post Instagram videos of her replays with the caption, “mind BLOWN.”
Trusova is in her first year as a senior international skater. In her debut last month, she posted the world’s leading free skate and total scores by more than 10 points each.
Trusova, the reigning world junior champion, makes her Grand Prix debut later this month at Skate Canada against a field including Olympic silver medalist Yevgenia Medvedeva and 2018 Grand Prix Final champion Rika Kihira.
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