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Ilia Malinin lands first ever quadruple axel jump in figure skating competition

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The only jump having a forward takeoff among the four in figure skating is the axel. 

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Like the others, it landed backward, so that quad is actually making 4 1/2 rotations in the air.

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Malinin, who goes as "Quad God" on social media, was performing his free skate routine to Labrinth's "Euphoria." 

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He included the quadruple axel early in the routine as a precaution to keep his legs fresh. 

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The quadruple axel is a very valuable component because of its difficulty. 

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It has an execution grade of 1.00 and a base value of 12.50 points.

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Malinin had a clean landing, according to the judges' evaluations.