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Record-breaking American teen Ilia Malinin lands quadruple axel as he wins first ever World Figure Skating title

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For many figure skaters, landing a quadruple axel is an elusive dream. However, Ilia Malinin, a young American skater, has made it a routine part of his performances. Malinin’s exceptional skills were on display at the World Figure Skating Championship, where he achieved a record-breaking score in the free skate event. Overcoming physical and mental challenges, Malinin secured his first world title with an awe-inspiring performance. Skating to music from the TV series ‘Succession,’ Malinin stunned the crowd with six quad jumps, including the quadruple axel. He won the competition by a remarkable 24-point margin, leaving his competitors far behind.