Alysa Liu becomes first US woman figure skater to land a quadruple lutz in competition

Alysa Liu became the first US woman to land a quadruple lutz - (Copyright PA)
11:14am, Tue 03 Sep 2019
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Alysa Liu has become the first US woman to land a quadruple lutz in a figure skating competition. The 14-year-old won the Junior Grand Prix in New York which ended Russia's 20-year domination.

This isn't the first time the youngster has broken records. In January, Liu became the youngest woman in US history to become a figure skating champion. 

The star has landed the record-breaking jump in a previous meet but the event was unsanctioned.

The phenomenal feat meant that Liu finished 14 points clear of second place in the free skate. She finished on a score of 80.14. Alongside the quadruple lutz, the skater completed a triple axel, a triple lutz , triple toe combination and a triple salchow.

"It's a good learning experience since it's only my first junior Grand Prix and one of my first big competitions this season.

"I'm just trying to keep learning from this" said Liu afterwards.

There were moments when her routine did not go perfectly. Liu fell on one of her two triple axel's and she did not have a clear edge after landing a triple flip.

The skater added: "I think I just need to get used to [the free skate] more and practise it more so I can get better.

Hype around the young athlete is ever building with many suggesting she could do well in the 2022 Beijing winter Olympic games.

Liu's next event is another junior Grand Prix in Poland next month.

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