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Video of Jozef Sabovcik's Performance 1986 European Figure Skating Championships

Did Sabaovcik Do a Clean Quad?

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At the 1986 European Figure Skating Championships, in front of a very enthusiastic audience and millions of television viewers, Czechslovakian figure skater, Jozef Sabovcik, landed what was considered the first quadruple jump. He thought it was a quad, and so did the audience, judges and television commentators, but the International Skating Union decided it was not a true quad since his free leg scraped the ice as he landed the jump. This video shows that historical moment. Did Sabaovcik do a clean quad?

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