Liu’s skate saw her become the third woman to land a triple axel cleanly in the history of the US figure skating nationals. The tremendous accomplishment was last achieved by 15-year-old Kimmie Meissner in 2005, over a decade after Tonya Harding sent shockwaves through the sport in 1991 as the first skater ever to land the maneuver. Harding’s career was recently immortalized onscreen with the release of I, Tonya starring Margot Robbie in 2017.

 

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