American teen Ilia Malinin breaks records with quadruple axel to become youngest ever World Figure Skating champion


American teen Ilia Malinin breaks records with quadruple axel to become youngest ever World Figure Skating champion

At the World Figure Skating Championship, American teenage prodigy Ilia Malinin landed a quadruple axel in his routine, which propelled him to win his first world title. Known as the ‘quad god’, Malinin performed exceptionally well in the free skate, scoring 227.79, the highest ever in the competition. He expressed his emotions after the win, stating that the last few weeks were challenging for him, both mentally and physically.

Malinin performed to music from the TV series “Succession” and amazed the crowd with his quad jumps. He opened his free skate with a quadruple axel, making him the only man to achieve this feat. His performance earned him a 24 point lead over second place, held by Japan’s Kagiyama Yuma. France’s Adam Siao Him Fa surprised many by rising from 19th place to third after the short program.

Despite facing challenges, Malinin kept fighting and pushing himself to perform at his best. This perseverance paid off with his gold medal win at the World Championships, making him the second American to win at the event after Madison Chock and Evan Bates secured gold in ice dance earlier in the day.

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