The Winter Olympic Games never cease to amaze us and bring us news like this. Kamila Valieva, a young woman of Russian origin, has made history in figure skating after achieving, at just 15 years old, doing a quadruple somersault. So far no woman had succeeded. Learn more about this new skating milestone with us!
WHY DID KAMILA VALIEVA DECIDE TO PERFORM A QUADRIPLE JUMP AT THE 2022 WINTER GYM?
Valieva's choice to perform this jump may have been due to the fact that the Russian Olympic Committee team had already secured the gold medal ahead of the United States and Japan. So, far from settling for the good position his team was in, Valieva takes advantage of his performance in free skating to elevate this sport to the top
The quadruple jump was performed while “Bolero” by Maurice Ravel was playing. Early on in her performance she perfectly nailed a salchow and then a toe loop which didn't go as she expected and although it brought her score down, it didn't matter as she beat the marks he had achieved in November at the Rostelecom Cup in Sochi: "My second toe loop (quadruple) didn't work out, but I'll work on it. It's an amazing feeling to be skating your first senior season and people are already talking about you. I have that responsibility, but I think I can handle it."
VALIEVA WINS GOLD IN BEIJING 2022
Valieva started the games off strong with a first-place finish in the short program coming close to her own world record. She then moved ahead of the American Karen Chen which put her team in first place. She was also chosen for the free skate segment which ended with the previously mentioned toe loop drop. The skater started the games being the center of all eyes and ends them becoming the first woman to perform a quadruple jump in the Olympic Games leading her and the Russian team to reach gold.
OTHER ACHIEVEMENTS OF THE RUSSIAN OLYMPIC SKATER
Kamila Valieva made her senior debut just over six months ago and the people who follow her are used to seeing her break records. Valieva is the 2022 European Champion, the 2021 Rostelecom Cup Champion and the 2022 Russian National Champion. Additionally, he won the Skate Canada International tournament in 2021.
On the other hand, she is the first woman to break the marks established so far, which are 250, 260 and 270 total points. The second woman to finish with a quadruple toe loop after her training and team partner Alexandra Trusova.
he Scored 90.18 points just below his own world record which is 90.45 as determined by him at the European Championships.
HOW DID KAMILA VALIEVA GET INTRODUCED INTO THE WORLD OF FIGURE SKATING?
When contemplating the young age of Kamila Valieva, it is inevitable to wonder about how she has managed to get to where she is. She was born in Kazan, Russia, but currently lives in Moscow. She moved to the capital when she was just 6 years old to train with the Samboo-70 team led by coach Etri Tutberidze. Tutberidze is a demanding former figure skater who has been named by the International Ice Skating Union as the best figure skating coach in the world.
she began her love of skating when her mother enrolled her in this sport before she was 5 years old. She also combined it with ballet and gymnastics classes. He admitted that one of his role models and skaters he admires is the American Nathan Chen for his skills in this sport. Apart from figure skating, in the future she would like to be a psychologist. After all, he's only 15 years old!
THE MOST OUTSTANDING DUMPS OF KAMILA VALIEVA
As much as we highlight this quadruple jump that has led Valieva to win Gold at the Olympic Games in Beijing 2022, we look back to see the most outstanding jumps of the Russian champion.
her At the French Grand Prix she performed a quadruple toe loop which made her the second woman to perform this jump in world history. A video was later posted online showing him doing a clean triple Axel with his hands up. She finally managed to perform a quadruple Salchow at the CS Trophy in Finland, thus becoming the sixth woman to achieve it in an international competition.
she is called "Miss Perfect" for becoming the best figure skater in history according to many judges, despite her short professional career.
As we can see, the professional future of this athlete is the least promising and she can take figure skating to a level that has never been seen in history. It is clear that there are people who were born for something, and in the case of Kamila, that something is making art on the ice rink. This was demonstrated with only 5 years in the video that we include below.
WOMEN WHO MADE SPORTS HISTORY IN ADDITION TO KAMILA VALIEVA
Let's start with Charlotte Cooper , as she was the first woman to win an Olympic victory at the 1900 Paris Games while competing in tennis. Cooper was of English origin and won his first Wimbledon championship in 1895. She participated in this tournament on 8 occasions, of which she was victorious in 5 of them. His passion for tennis led him to continue competing until he was 54 years old.
BILLIE JEAN KING
More recently, in the world of tennis we highlight Billie Jean King who defeated the current Wimbledon champion in what became known as “The Battle of the Sexes”. A year before this victory, in 1972, she was named by Sports Illustrated magazine as the sportswoman of the year, a mention that had never been awarded to a woman before. He also played a very important role as an activist calling for equality between men and women in sport.
On the other hand, Enriqueta Basilio was the first woman to light an Olympic fire and was considered the best athlete of her time. Among her achievements: being the national athletics champion in the 80-meter hurdles race.
BLANCA FERNANDEZ OCHOA
As for important female skiers the special mention in our country went to Blanca Fernández Ochoa, who won the Olympic medal in slalom at the Olympic Games Albertville Winter. In addition, she won the Reina Sofía Award for the best Spanish athlete in 1983 and 1988.
The world of women's surfing wouldn't be the same without the legendary Lisa Andersen , who laid the foundation for it thanks to her triumphs in the 1990s. Andersen has said on several occasions that when she started she was the only girl for whom she had to work three times as hard to earn the respect of her peers. Finally, at the age of 18, he had already achieved more than 30 achievements in the National Scholastic Surfin Association. He became a professional sportsman by winning the US Championships off Sebastian Inlet in 1987.
However, the great change that she brought to the history of women's surfing was the formulation and design of technical swimsuits for female surfers, since until then they wore bikinis that were very uncomfortable or masculine swimsuits that did not suit them either. the needs.
Continuing in the vein of board sports, the first Pro skateboarder was Patti McGee and the first National Skateboard Champion in 1964. She became the fastest girl skateboarder reaching a speed of 75 kilometers per hour at the Dick Clark's World Teen Fair in California. During the skate boom years he was traveling from city to city demonstrating some of the tricks that had just been born.
Finally, we are going to talk about the Austrian Anna Gasser , the first woman to hit a triple with her snowboard. Gasser is a snow professional, especially in the discipline of Big Air and slopestyle. For her, this was one of the goals she wanted to achieve on her list of tricks and she never thought it would come so soon. As he admitted in various interviews, he had tried this trick before, but the experience was not good. He was about to take him out of his goals. As we can see, giving up is not in his vocabulary!
Women like Kamila Valieva are proof that every day women's sport is filled with professionals who accumulate victories. However, we can never forget those who paved the way to make it easier and who contributed to equality and respect in sport.