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Video of a Backflip

Philippe Candeloro Performing a Backflip on the Ice

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The backflip is considered an illegal figure skating move. It can be done in exhibitions and in professional ice skating competitions, but the backflip will not receive credit and a skater will receive deductions (or be disqualified) if the move is performed in eligible figure skating competitions. In this video, Olympic figure skating medalist, Philippe Candeloro, performs a backflip at a skating exhibition.

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