Elizaveta Tuktamysheva: “I believe in quads after puberty in women’s senior skating.”

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Translation of Elizaveta Tuktamysheva’s comment regrading quads among senior girls.

original source: sports.ru

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Here’s a translation of Elizaveta Tuktamysheva’s comments that she posted in her blog on sports.ru.

Elizaveta Tuktamysheva: Certainly, not everyone copes with puberty – some end their sports careers during this time. Technique may suffer due to the body changes.

How to dispel the myth that quadruple jumps are only for girls before puberty? Elizabet Tursynbaeva landed a quad at the 2019 World Championships when she was 19 years old. At that time, it seemed to me that she was not fully matured, and her body was very delicate. However, in general, it is possible to perform quadruples after this period.

We see that girls are learning triple axels after puberty – there is enough strength, capability, and motivation. With quadruples, you just need to work more, have motivation. I believe, as with the triple axel, this myth will dissipate over time – quadruples will be showcased more frequently.

Last season, Sasha Trusova landed a quadruple lutz in an exhibition, and Kamila Valieva also showed quads with a more matured physique – in the previous season, she landed two quadruples in the free skate. So, it is indeed possible to maintain ultra-C jumps even after puberty.”


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