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Vincent Zhou Makes History Becoming First-Ever Skater to Land a Quadruple Lutz at the Olympics

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:

Written by Douglas Pucci

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