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How long does it take to learn the triple axel?

How long does it take to learn the triple axel?

In my experience, the average length of time to get an axel for a skater under 14 with reasonably good jumping ability is between 6 months and two years, but as other posters have said, the amount of ice time and the level of coaching is also a factor. It’s also not unusual to get a double sal or toe before the axel.

Who is the youngest person to land a triple axel?

Alysa Liu
Thirteen-year-old Alysa Liu recently became the youngest female to land a triple axel – a move that few in the sport have accomplished. That achievement helped her to become the youngest ever US women’s national figure skating champion.

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Can I be a figure skater at 15?

If you just want to learn to skate, then 15 is not too old. Realistically starting at 15, you’re not going to make it past the test level. You might (depending on a host of factors including time spent and natural talent) be able to land a double or two and some high level tests might be achievable if you work hard.

Is triple axel hard?

To the untrained eye, it looks like the human version of spinning a coin on its side. But the physics, athleticism, and preparation involved make it one of the most difficult efforts in the Games. To perfect a double or triple axel, athletes and their coaches need to pay attention to biomechanics.

How long does it take to get good at figure skating?

On average, it takes 2-3 hours of practice to learn the very basics of ice skating while it may take more than 30 days to really get good at ice skating. Everyone has their own pace of learning, and though this learning time period depends on a lot of factors.

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Who is the youngest Olympic figure skater?

Tara Lipinski
On February 20, 1998, 15-year-old Tara Lipinski wins the gold medal in women’s figure skating at the Olympic Winter Games in Nagano, Japan, and becomes the youngest gold medalist in her sport.

When was the first triple axel done in Figure Skating?

While many skaters performed single axels in the early 20th century, American gold medalist Dick Button pushed the envelope by landing the first double axel at the Winter Olympics in 1948. Canadian Vern Taylor landed the first triple axel at the 1978 World Figure Skating Championships.

How do you do an axel in Figure Skating?

To complete an axel, a skater takes off from the outside edge of one skate, rotates in the air and lands on the outside edge of the opposite skate. An axel is an “edge’’ jump, meaning that a skater springs herself into the air from bent knees instead of using a toe pick to push off the ice like in a toe loop, flip or lutz.

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Who was the first female figure skater to land a triple jump?

It was the first competition in which multiple women landed the jump. A three-time world champion and 2010 Olympic silver medalist, Asada became the first junior competitor to land a triple axel in 2004. Later at the Vancouver Games in 2010, she became the first (and only) female figure skater to land three triple axels in one competition.

How many rotations does it take to do a triple axel?

A skater must complete 3.5 rotations before landing to successfully complete a triple axel. An axel is a required element of both the short program and free skate but, even at the highest levels of women’s competition, nearly everyone does a double axel.