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American Nathan Chen attempted a record six quadruple jumps in his free skate routine in PyeongChang, South Korea, landing five of them clean.

The history of figure skating's quad jump

Figure skaters continue to push the athletic limits of the sport by attempting tougher jumps. Quadruple jumps were first introduced in the 1980’s and are becoming more and more prevalent in competition. Let’s take a deeper dive into the evolution of the quadruple jump.