Appearing at the Russian national senior test skates event in Chelyabinsk – which provides skaters the chance to showcase their routines ahead of the new season – Trusova blew away fans and media with an incredible free skate.

The 17-year-old landed five quads in her routine – a feat which was hailed by the likes of the official Olympics website as being a historic first for a female skater.

“I watched the film Cruella three times, I really liked it. It was hinted to me that maybe we will choose this music. I watched the film and began to persuade [coach] Eteri Georgievna [Tutberidze] to take this music. They agreed.”

Trusova is back under the tutelage of Tutberidze, having defected to the rival Russian camp of Olympic icon Evgeni Plushenko, only to return to her former mentor after a disappointing third-place finish at the World Championships in Stockholm earlier this year.

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A former two-time Junior World Champion, Trusova has already entered her name into the Guinness Book of records on numerous occasions, having become the first female athlete to land a quad flip jump, a quadruple Lutz, and a quadruple loop jump.

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