Wednesday, October 26

ISU Recognizes Mroz Quadruple Lutz

Today, the ISU has recognized that American skater Brandon Mroz became the first person to land a quadruple Lutz cleanly in sanctioned competition, doing so at the Colorado Springs Invitational a month ago.

Michael Weiss (USA) and Evgeny Plushenko (RUS) are among skaters who have unsuccessfully tried the jump in the past. Weiss came extremely close in his attempt at the 1998 US National Chamionships. Nearly four seasons later, Plushenko attempted the jump at the 2001 Cup of Russia-- something that he reportedly only started working on three days before the competition.

[Expand story for video clips of quad Lutz attempts and Mroz's successful attempt]


Mroz competes at the NHK Trophy in Japan and the Rostelecom Cup in Russia later in the Grand Prix series. He won a silver and a bronze medal in his events last season, as was the second alternate to the Final.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Here's and Plushenko's attempt...

Evgeny Plushenko (RUS) - 2001 Cup of Russia, Men's Free Skate:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OE6fZdfnsVs

Tony said...

I had included the link to this performance above where it says 'attempted the jump'. Let me know if it is hard to see. I just changed the entire look of the blog yesterday!

Corina said...

Nice jump. However in the video it looks more like a Flip to me. Maybe the perspective in the video: Can't see the edge when he takes off. Is there another video somewhere in the web?

Skate Toronto said...

That is amazing! Good for him.