'Breathtaking': Teen skater stuns Olympics with never-before-seen act

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Kamila Valieva (pictured left) landing a quadruple jump at the Winter Olympics and (pictured right) celebrating the jump.
Kamila Valieva (pictured) became the first woman at the Winter Olympics to land a quadruple jump during the figure skating competition. (Images: Twitter)

Russian teen skater Kamila Valieva has become the first woman ever to land a quadruple jump at an Olympics in a historic moment for the sport.

Valieva lifted ROC to Olympic gold in the team figure skating event, in front of the United States with silver and Japan with bronze, after the 15-year-old stunned the Winter Olympics with the never-before-seen feat.

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Earlier, Valieva became just the fourth woman in Olympic skating history to land a triple axel.

Later, the Russian went one better and landed a quadruple jump to create history at the age of just 15 years old.

And remarkably, her program had not just one quadruple jump but three.

Valieva performed the first two with aplomb, but fell on the third attempt.

Despite falling, her routine was so audacious she received a score of 178.92.

This was 30 points more than Kaori Sakamoto who finished in second-place.

Kamila Valieva (pictured) of Team ROC skates during the Women Single Skating Free Skating Team Event at the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympic Games.
Kamila Valieva (pictured) created history after becoming the first woman to land a quardruple jump at a Winter Olympics during during the Women Single Skating Free Skating Team Event. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)

Kamila Valieva praised for historic jump at Olympics

Two-time olympian and figure skating commentator Johnny Weir was full of praise for the 15-year-old phenom.

"If that performance didn't inspire the whole world to take up ice skating, I don't know what would," Weir said on NBC broadcast.

The Olympic community went wild over the stunning feat.

Valieva holds the record for free skate, short program and total score, despite only being 15 years old.

ROC finished with gold after finishing third in the last two Winter Olympics.

The point tally in the event is the highest ever for the ROC.

ROC sit atop of the medal tally with two gold, two silver and two bronze.

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