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Triple Jump in Artistic Inline Figure Skating

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27 Jun 2008 Model and Property Released: Young woman figure skater mid-air performing a triple axel. (Photo by Ryan McVay/Getty Images)
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Definition: A triple jump has three full rotations or 1080 degrees of rotation in the air. This is a very difficult and sophisticated artistic figure skating content item, where the skater rotates three complete revolutions in the air before landing on one foot. There are a lot of variations of this 1080 jump based on entry edges and exit edges, and each jump has its own name like Triple Toe Loop, Triple Flip, Triple Salchow and more. The Triple Axel has three and one-half rotations. Triple or 1080 degree jumps exist by other names in other skating disciplines, too.
Also Known As: 1080 jump

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