Youngest and oldest skaters to land triples.

Discussion in 'The Trash Can' started by essence_of_soy, Sep 3, 2012.

  1. 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!
     
  2. briancoogaert

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    No. IIRC, she landed 2Axel, but no triple :)
     
  3. Habs

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  4. skatesindreams

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  5. antmanb

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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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  6. 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.
     
  7. 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.
     
  8. smarts1

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    There was a video of Tonya doing a triple salchow when she was 40 I think.
     
  9. 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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  10. 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.
     
  11. leafygreens

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    There's hope for us adult skaters yet.
     
  12. vivika1982

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    Not sure that she did one recently but still doing “The spin” is as fascinating as jumping triples. :respec:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NUSsPEjyt2Y
     
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  13. googooeyes

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    Mira Leung had several triples when she was very young. I remember seeing her coach Karen Magnussen speaking about the fact that she had five triples at ten years old. Here is her wikapedia page that says she had two triples at 8 years old:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mira_Leung
     
  14. Taso

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    Surya Bonaly is still landing triple salchows at 38, I wonder if she can hang onto them through to 40 - she's got another 15 months. She was landing triple toes in early 2011, but I'm not sure I've seen that from her in any videos since.
     
  15. Jozet

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    Shizuka Arakawa, triple Sal at age 8. (According to Wiki.)
     
  16. Iluvid

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    Why not? She is in incredible shape!