WHY THE TRIPLE AXEL, 3A IS SUCH A BIG DEAL, CAN TURN FEMALE SKATERS INTO LEGENDS: NHK Trophy 2018:
Kihira, who stood in fifth place following the Short Program after a fall on the triple Axel, came back strong in her Free Skating to “Beautiful Storm” by Jennifer Thomas. This time she nailed the triple Axel twice – in combination with a triple toe and as a solo jump. The 16-year-old jumping phenomenon then reeled off five more triples and collected all level fours for her spins and footwork to compile a score of 154.72 points, and a total of 224.31.
In preparation: History of Triple Axels by female skaters: 1989 – 2018:
So long Bernhard from Germany. Have a nice day: “Bobbo”. CIAO.
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In ISU-competitions 12 ladies have ever landed clean 3 A: #NHKTrophy2018 #tripleaxel #3A #TripleAxel #Rika Kihira #紀平梨花 #ElizavetaTuktamysheva #Елизаве́таТуктамышева #MaoAsada #TeamRussia #TeamJapan : The 3 A is such a big deal … can turn female skaters into legends forever: https://eiskunstlaufen-legends-stars.blog/2018/05/12/why-the-tripleaxel-3a-is-such-a-big-deal-triple-axels-can-turn-female-skaters-into-legends-part-i-mirainagasu-usa/