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essence_of_soy
09-03-2012, 12:10 PM
The two skaters off the top of my head that have landed triple jumps either in competition or exhibition are Kevin Reynolds (as a ten year old at a Canadian national juvenile championship) and Brian Boitano aged 48 last year at the 2011 Caesar's Tribute.

Are there any others that have landed triples older or younger (in competition or exhibition)

Zemgirl
09-03-2012, 12:27 PM
The two skaters off the top of my head that have landed triple jumps either in competition or exhibition are Kevin Reynolds (as a ten year old at a Canadian national juvenile championship) and Brian Boitano aged 48 last year at the 2011 Caesar's Tribute.

Are there any others that have landed triples older or younger (in competition or exhibition)
Nathan Chen was definitely landing triples at age 10, when he won the 2010 US novice title. I think he had a 2A the year before.

johndockley92
09-03-2012, 12:27 PM
Nathan Chen was also 10 when he won his first Novice nationals, performing many triples.

robinhood
09-03-2012, 01:11 PM
Midori Ito? She might have been younger than 10 when she learned to jump triple jumps...

For the ladies, Biellman was almost in her 40s and still landing triples...didn't she?

Nomad
09-03-2012, 03:14 PM
Mira Leung was eight when she landed her first triple.

sk8indel
09-03-2012, 03:29 PM
IIRC Angela Wang had a triple or two her first year Intermediate at 10 years old.

http://www.usfigureskating.org/content/events/200607/usjunior/interladies-men-details.pdf

blue_idealist
09-03-2012, 08:53 PM
The two skaters off the top of my head that have landed triple jumps either in competition or exhibition are Kevin Reynolds (as a ten year old at a Canadian national juvenile championship) and Brian Boitano aged 48 last year at the 2011 Caesar's Tribute.

Are there any others that have landed triples older or younger (in competition or exhibition)

I think you're right about Brian being the oldest.. I'm racking my brains but I can't think of anyone older than him doing it.. he is slightly older than Kurt, and I'm pretty sure Hamilton was a bit younger than 48 when he retired.

gkelly
09-03-2012, 09:05 PM
Wasn't Donald Jackson doing triple salchows into his early 60s? Not sure if he ever did it in a show at that time, or just on practice ice.

Kasey
09-03-2012, 09:09 PM
Hell, I think Jozef Sabovcik was still trying a quad every year on his birthday and he's 48 now...certainly still doing triples in shows.

JanetB
09-03-2012, 11:01 PM
Wasn't Donald Jackson doing triple salchows into his early 60s? Not sure if he ever did it in a show at that time, or just on practice ice.

When I spoke to him 2 years ago at Skate Canada he was still doing double salchows and he would have been almost 70.

honey
09-03-2012, 11:04 PM
I have a tape with skating on it from the mid nineties and there is a Centrum vitamins commercial with Donald Jackson landing a triple in it (likely 1993-1994ish)...I believe he would have been in his 60s.

essence_of_soy
09-03-2012, 11:13 PM
I have a tape with skating on it from the mid nineties and there is a Centrum vitamins commercial with Donald Jackson landing a triple in it (likely 1993-1994ish)...I believe he would have been in his 60s.

That would be great if you could find it.

According to Wikipedia, Don was born in 1940, so in 1993/4, he would have been 54 (which would have made him the oldest person to land a triple).

honey
09-04-2012, 12:36 AM
Somehow, I was able to find the commercial! I have literally dozens of tapes from that time but found it on the second tape I looked at.

Seems my memory was a bit off :lol:. The commercial was during the 1995 skate Canada and shows Don in a clip from 1990 at the age of 50 landing a triple sal. Still impressive though!

Vash01
09-04-2012, 12:41 AM
IIRC Midori Ito was 8 when she landed triples (not sure which ones).

blue_idealist
09-04-2012, 02:30 AM
Hell, I think Jozef Sabovcik was still trying a quad every year on his birthday and he's 48 now...certainly still doing triples in shows.

Jozef is still skating in shows? Which ones? I think I remember him being on a Disson show a couple of years ago..