Youngest and oldest skaters to land triples.

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  1. essence_of_soy

    essence_of_soy Well-Known Member

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    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)
  2. Zemgirl

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    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.
  3. johndockley92

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    Nathan Chen was also 10 when he won his first Novice nationals, performing many triples.
  4. robinhood

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    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?
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    Mira Leung was eight when she landed her first triple.
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  7. blue_idealist

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    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.
  8. gkelly

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    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.
  9. Kasey

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    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.
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  10. JanetB

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

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    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.
  12. essence_of_soy

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    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).
  13. honey

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    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!
  14. Vash01

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    IIRC Midori Ito was 8 when she landed triples (not sure which ones).
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  15. blue_idealist

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

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    On Youtube I'm seeing "reflections on ice 2012" and "music on ice 2012" as shows Jozef has done this year, and he's frequently in the Sun Valley summer shows...
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    There are several Russian girls, who landed triples at age 9.

    This year in April Anastasia Gubanova (b. Dec 2002) landed clean 3F+2T, 3T+2T, 3F, 3T in competition Crystal Skate. Here's this video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q1wEvh3X61c . She's probably the youngest female skater ever to have landed a clean triple flip in competition (but I don't know for sure).

    Also Valeria Evseeva (b. March 2002, her coach is same as Elena Radionova: Inna Goncharenko) landed a clean 3Lo at age 9 in competition in January this year. Here's this moment: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=Pq4IyzmN5d4#t=131s

    Last year in February Viktoria Bezrukova (b. June 2001, so 9 years old at that moment) landed clean 3T and 3S in competition: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gt4uZKlAwsw Her coach is also Inna Goncharenko.

    Maria Sotskova landed clean 3S+2T in competition in March 2010, one month before turning 10 years old (she is b. in April 2000 and she's old enough for next year's JGP) : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bb8xxfVEpq8
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  18. Glacier cat

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    Probably Plushy was one of the youngest skaters doing triples. He won a national major competition "Crysal Skate" at age 7, against boys three or four years-older than him.
    And I have seen his old video that he was doing triple toe in 1992. He was 9 or 10. Unfortunately I don't know where I can watch Russian children's competition in '80s. Anyone know?
  19. googooeyes

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    He did a triple salchow in Vancouver on his 65th birthday. A friend got it on video. He is skating now in the Toronto area and landing doubles at 72 years old.
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  21. lulu

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    That it is amazing. :kickass:
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    I'm very much in awe of Brian Boitano's athletic ability at his age. He is a fabulous athlete!
  23. paskatefan

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    ^ Brian is still amazing! Can't wait to see him skate again this weekend @ Mike's show!
  24. sk8ingcoach

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    Midori landed first triple at age of 8
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    Isn't it interesting to see who is still there after several years. Agnes Z, Kiri Baga, Vanessa Lam, Gretchen Donlan (she won the final).
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    Is Fumie Suguri still landing triples? She might be the oldest woman. I think Irina Slutskaya still lands her triple loop even though she doesn't compete like Fumie and they are about the same age.
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    The final of what? Junior Olympics/JI/baby Nationals/whatever it's called now? Did she actually land a triple though? Good for those ladies to still be around and not to burn out.
  28. blue_idealist

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    What about Midori Ito? Did she land any triples in those Adult worlds?

    There's also Anastasia Gimazetdinova.. Caryn Kadavy (I never noticed if her jumps in shows are triples or doubles).. can't think of any others right now. If Kadavy does do triples still, she must be the oldest one.
  29. gkelly

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    Through a quick search on youtube I could find Denise Biellmann landing a triple as recently as 2002, when she would have been about 39. Not sure if she's done it since then.
  30. alchemy void

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    Gizmo only looked like she was 44 landing triple jumps in 2010, she was actually only 29 or 30. :cheer:
  31. LongTimeLurker

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    Wow. Just.... wow. Donald Jackson is incredible. I feel so humbled after watching that video. Thanks so much for posting a link to it!
  32. briancoogaert

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    No. IIRC, she landed 2Axel, but no triple :)
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    I'd Guess that Denise Biellmann was still landing triples in shows at an older age than Fumie or Irina.

    How about Yuka Sato, is she still lanidng the triple loop? I guess she'd be around38/39 now?
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  36. googooeyes

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    I agree. He is also a cancer survivor. In the last few years he had hormone therapy and daily radiation for months and still skated every day.
  37. briancoogaert

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    The last time I saw Yuka doing a triple was in December 2008 in The Long and Winding Road. What an amazing 3Loop it was. I love her skating so much !
    She was 35 going on 36.
  38. smarts1

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    There was a video of Tonya doing a triple salchow when she was 40 I think.
  39. lulu

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    Wow. I'm just in awe. There are great skaters, there are legends, and then there's Don Jackson. :)
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  40. blue_idealist

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    You mean Kwiatkowski, not Harding?

    I completely forgot Biellmann was doing triples recently. I haven't seen her skate since 2001, when the pro comps were still on the air.