U.S. Women’s Figure Skating made history this weekend with the landing of the first quadruple jump and triple-axel in a single competition program.
Alysa Liu, 14, made her debut at the Senior level earlier this year when she became the youngest woman to capture the U.S. national title.
This weekend, Liu followed that up, with a history-making performance at her first International Junior Grand Prix event. During her long program, Liu became the first U.S. woman to land a quadruple jump in competition.
Liu completed a quad-Lutz at the one-minute mark in her program. Topping off the winning evening, Liu coupled the quad-Lutz with a triple-Axel-double Toe Loop combination jump.
A tiple-Axel and quad have never been landed in the same competition program by a female figure skater, making Liu the first in the world to complete the feat.
Liu won the Grand Prix event with a final score of 208.10. She joins a small handful of international women skaters, who have landed a quadruple jump in competition.
Just last year, U.S. Women’s Figure Skater Mirai Nagasu was the first female to land the tripe-Axel in Olympic competition in February 2018.