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Ilia Malinin’s world record: the ‘god of quadruples’ delivers the best performance in history

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Ilia Malinin’s world record: the ‘god of quadruples’ delivers the best performance in history

Hay milestones in sports history that as soon as they occur you already know that they will not be forgotten. and the performance of Ilia Malinin in the final of Montreal Figure Skating World Cup 2024 It is one of them. The 19-year-old American pulverized this weekend the individual score record (227.79) in the first exercise with six quadruple jumps made to date.

In 2022, at just 17 years old, the ‘Yankee’ skater of Uzbek origin (son of skaters from the Asian country with a great tradition in this discipline) became the first athlete to perform a quadruple ‘axel’ in an official competition. To date, he remains the only one who has managed to ‘land’ it and, of course, included it in his free routine in the finals. That ‘quad axel’ house mark was the first of the six quadruple jumps with which drove the seasoned Canadian public crazy to the rhythm of the theme song of the popular series ‘Succession’ composed by Nicholas Britell.

Malinin performs a stunt during the Montreal 2024 World Cup final

Malinin performs a stunt during the Montreal 2024 World Cup finalChristine pussy

Malinin, who had already been a medalist of bronze in the last World Cup of Saitama 2023, surpassed the Japanese by 24.49 points Kagiyama Yuma, second place, who had surpassed him by just 0.38 points in the short program routine. To give context to his feat, it is worth remembering that the also American Nathan Chen took gold in the Beijing Olympic Games 2022 (when Ilia was not yet a professional) performing five quadruple jumps in a performance that placed him at the top with 218.63 points.

Announces “surprises” in 2025

After his impressive gold in Montreal, the American media has reaffirmed Malinin’s nickname as “the god of quadruples”, while the young skater does not put a ceiling on his career. “I have no words to describe this, it’s incredible… but Stay tuned for next season, we have many surprises“, he commented after his historic performance, which he confessed to having been in the air until the last minute.

Ilia Malinin celebrates his gold medal wrapped in the American flag

Ilia Malinin celebrates his gold medal wrapped in the American flagChristine pussy

“The last few weeks have been mentally and physically challenging. I even considered whether I could come or not. It was a last minute decision.but I wanted to come to see what I could offer on the ice and now I’m very happy to be up here“said an exultant Malinin, the new undisputed world star of figure skating.



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