Skating History: A look back at the woman who made a giant leap for female figure skaters
In the age before televised triumphs and sponsored paydays in the figure-skating world, Petra Burka made a giant leap forward for womankind. Burka was the first female to ever land a triple jump in competition, a feat she pulled off at the Canadian nationals in 1962 with a beautiful triple Salchow. “Girls did not do triple…
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