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After a Sutter County fire truck arrived, crews threw a winch line down to the officer who wrapped it around the axel.
There is much more that matters: footwork, spins, speed across the ice, interpretive ability, moxie under pressure and the still-daunting triple axel, which — unlike the other jumps in skaters’ arsenals — demands a forward-facing takeoff.
In 1991, Harding won the US Figure Skating Championships with a perfect score, and was the first American woman to land a rare and difficult triple axel (set to the Batman theme, no less).
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First Known Use: 1930See Words from the same year
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