Four days after Mirai Nagasu became the first-ever American female skater to successfully land a triple axel in Olympic competition, another American accomplished another historic Olympic skating feat.
17-year-old Vincent Zhou began his short program routine on Feb. 16 (Feb. 15 in the United States) with a quadruple lutz/triple-toe-loop combination. His successful landing of it makes him the first skater ever in the Winter Olympics to perform quadruple lutz with a clean landing.
Zhou’s entire short program earned him a decent score or 84.54, definitively assuring him a spot in the following day’s free skate.
View Vincent Zhou’s historic quadruple lutz:
— NBC Olympics (@NBCOlympics) February 16, 2018