Mexican Figure Skater Advances – A First For The Country
BEIJING (AP) — Mexican figure skater Donovan Carrillo advanced to the free skate portion of the figure skating competition at the Beijing Games, a first for the country.
Mexico hadn’t even had an Olympic skater in three decades.
Carrillo said he was so excited when he landed his first jump – a quad toe loop – that he had to tell himself to refocus in order to finish his routine.
He also pulled off his difficult triple axel, though he was dinged for a triple lutz-triple toe when he took an extra step. But that turned out to be the only real blemish in an otherwise strong program.
The 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics
Just a year after Japan’s summer Olympics, the Games are back for a winter show in Beijing, China. The unusually short gap between Games is due to the ongoing Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Strict precautions and enforced virus prevention protocol are in place to help keep athletes, coaches and personnel safe.
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