19-Year-Old Figure Skater Aces the Quadruple Axel at World Championships, Leaving Spectators Speechless

Watch an American Skater Win the World Figure Skating Championships in Stunning Fashion – Mother Jones

Figure skaters are renowned for their breathtaking performances on the ice, featuring complex moves such as axels, lutzes, loops, and salchows. These maneuvers leave fans in awe and challenge the laws of nature and physics. Even young children can perform some of these jumps, but for most people, mastering such skill is unimaginable. How do they execute such intricate moves while wearing thin-bladed ice skates?

One term closely associated with figure skating is “quad,” short for quadruple, meaning times four. The quadruple axel is considered a leap so terrifying that most skaters won’t even attempt it. However, 19-year-old American skater Ilia Malinin managed to land this terrifying leap six times at the World Figure Skating Championship in Montreal. Malinin described his performance as potentially the best skate of his life or a complete disaster. With a record-breaking score and a haunting soundtrack from Succession, his performance left spectators in awe. To witness history being made, watch Malinin’s jaw-dropping, mind-blowing, and gob-smacking routine.

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