Skating Jumps - first time
First time jumps done

     JUMP    
    TYPE     
YEAR
THE FIRST SKATER to complete the jump in official competition
AXEL
single
1882
Axel Paulsen, (on speed skates) Sonja Henie, early 1920s (see comment below)**
AXEL
double
1948
Dick Button, 1948 Olympic games; Carol Heiss, 1953
AXEL
triple
1978
Vern Taylor, 1978 World championships; Midori Ito, fall 1988 Eastern Japanese championships
LOOP
single
1910
Werner Rittberger
LOOP
double
1925
Karl Schafer (in practice only)
LOOP
triple
1952
Dick Button, 1952 Olympic games (first triple jump)
LOOP
triple/triple loop
1996
Eric Millot, 1996 Champions Series Final - Tara Lipinski, 1997 US National
LUTZ
single
1913
Alois Lutz
LUTZ
double
1925
Karl Schafer (in practice only) - Barbara Ann Scott, 1942
LUTZ
triple
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First Triple Lutz
1962
Donald Jackson, 1962 World championships; Denise Biellman, 1978
LUTZ
triple/triple loop
2000
Irina Slutskaya, ISU Grand Prix (first by a woman)
SALCHOW
single
1909
Ulrich Salchow - Theresa Weld, 1920 Olympics (first jump performed in competition by a woman)
SALCHOW
double
1926
Gillis Grafstrom (in practice only) - Cecelia Colledge, 1937 (first double jump by a woman)
SALCHOW
triple
1955
Ronnie Robertson, 1955 World championships - Petra Burka, 1962 Canadian championships (first triple jump by a woman)
SALCHOW
triple/triple loop/double toe loop
2001
Irina Slutskaya, 2001 Worlds Championships
SALCHOW
quadruple
1998
Tim Goebel, 1998 Junior Series Final
SALCHOW
quad/triple toe loop
2001
Tim Goebel, 2001 US Figure Skating Championships    ( 3 quads in single program )
SALCHOW
quadruple throw
2007
Tiffany Vise and Derek Trent ISU Grand Prix event Trophée Eric Bompard, Paris
TOE LOOP
triple
1964
Thomas Litz, 1964 World championships .....NOTE ***
TOE LOOP
triple/triple
1980
Grzegorz Filipowski, 1980 - Midori Ito, 1982
TOE LOOP
quadruple
1988
Kurt Browning, 1988 World championships (first quadruple jump)
TOE LOOP
quadruple/double
1991
Elvis Stojko, 1991 World championships, Munich
TOE LOOP
quadruple/triple
1997
Elvis Stojko, 1997 Champion Series Final, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

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** Email received from Stan Williams, Cairo (August 4, 2000)
Comment : I've just surfed onto your very interesting web site. Thank you.
I 'm a skater from bygone years, and would like to correct one of your statements in the "jumps" section.
Sonja Henie never did an axel. I skated with her in her show for three years, and in that time I was fascinated by what she called her 'Yumps'.
They looked something like an axel, but she never called them that.
On several occasions I had the opportunity to check her tracings, and she turned a three briefly before she left the ice. Her 'Yumps' were really a kind of Salchow.
The fact is that Sonja Henie only did jumps with one rotation. She never did a jump with one and a half rotations or more.

NOTE ***
The toe loop was invented in the 1920s by Bruce Mapes, an American professional show skater.

 

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