Japanese figure skater Rika Kihira learns to perform quadruple jumps. A video from an athlete's training session appeared in the network, where she cleanly performed the quadruple salchow and quadruple toe loop.
Recall that the Japanese woman also has a triple Axel - the most difficult jump in the women's single skating, which in the whole history was performed only by 8 women, among whom was Russian Elizaveta Tuktamysheva.
Triple Axel returns to centre stage With European skaters not eligible, the Four Continents gave skaters a chance to take a big competition win this season in the absence of the '3A' - Russia's dominant trio of Alena Kostornaia, Anna Shcherbakova and Alexandra Trusova.
Sakamoto Kaori was fourth after the short program and attempted a quad jump - a quad toe loop - in her free skate.
But the 2018 Four Continents champion fell and under-rotated on the attempt and ended up in fifth place.
The triple Axel ended up taking centre stage with Kihira, You and Higuchi Wakaba including it in their free skates.
Higuchi started her routine with it but the Japanese fell in her attempt and ended up fourth overall, 15.51 points off third place.
You was the penultimate skater to take to the ice and opened with a solid triple Axel which had the home crowd roaring with delight.
Skating to a medley from the soundtrack to Evita by Andrew Lloyd Webber, the Lausanne 2020 gold medallist continued with a fine triple Lutz-triple toe loop combination.
The Seoul native went on to complete a clean skate for a personal best free skate score of 149.68 and a new career-high total of 223.23.
That saw her overtake Tennell by just a quarter of a point and take the lead with just one skater to go.
Kihira's comeback With the crowd in the arena still cheering You's performance, her training partner Kihira prepared to start her skate.
Leading by five points after the short program, the 17-year-old opened with a triple Salchow but then singled what should have been a triple Axel.
The three-and-a-half rotation jump had also cost her dear at the last World Championships, but the teenager did well to regain her focus.
Kihira was able to land it later in combination with a double toe loop to significantly boost her technical elements score as she completed the rest of her routine cleanly.
Skating to 'International Angel of Peace', she scored 151.16 to post a season's best total of 232.34 points and clinch overall victory by 9.11 points.
That made it five consecutive wins for Japan in the ladies' event with Japanese women winning 10 of the last 13 Four Continents titles.
Kihira told ISU.org, "I became a little bit impatient because of my first mistake in the Axel. But I was able to re-calculate and re-assemble the structure of my performance.
"I tried to switch my mind and focus on the next element right away after I did my first mistake. It was good experience for me to prepare for the next competition." - Kihira Rika
You was delighted with her performance, saying, "I was very happy to do the triple Axel and then there were no mistakes in my jumps. I focused on a clean performance. Especially since this event was held in Korea I had a little pressure.
“I’m the first Korean skater to have a medal since Yuna Kim and I feel very honoured to be first since her and to achieve this in my home country.”