toe loop


Definition of toe loop

: a backward jump in figure skating with a takeoff from the outside edge of one skate followed by a full turn in the air and a landing on the outside edge of the same skate

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Here’s your cheat sheet for telling six figure skating jumps apart during the Winter Olympics, from an axel to a toe loop, salchow and lutz jump. Alice Park, Time, "How to Tell the Difference Between the 6 Figure Skating Jumps You'll See at the Olympics," 8 Feb. 2018 Seemingly crumbling under the pressure, Nathan Chen’s delivered a disastrous short program, falling on a quad lutz, stepping out of a quad toe loop and putting a hand down on a triple axel. Chris Schleicher, Time, "Let This Figure Skater Turned Comedy Writer Guide You Through the Olympics Men’s Skating Competition," 16 Feb. 2018 Tennell, a 20-year-old jumping machine, held onto a poor landing on the opening jump of her combination, the triple lutz, but then fell trying the triple toe loop. Christine Brennan, USA TODAY, "U.S. champ Bradie Tennell falls in 2018 women's Winter Olympics figure skating debut," 20 Feb. 2018 Chen, the 2017 U.S. champion, put her hand down on her opening triple lutz and skipped the second part, a triple toe loop. Helene Elliott,, "U.S. hopes already on thin ice in women's short program," 21 Feb. 2018 Fans don’t need to know a Lutz from a Salchow or a loop from a toe loop to be engaged by men’s skating at the Olympics. New York Times, "Nathan Chen Has Taken the Quad to a New Level. Is It Good for Figure Skating?," 2 Jan. 2018 But after landing her opening triple lutz, Tennell was unable to hold onto her triple toe loop, falling on the second half of a combination that had become so familiar. Dave Skretta,, "Bradie Tennell 11th after shaky starts for U.S. women in short program," 21 Feb. 2018 Tennell went down during her a triple toe loop after landing a triple lutz. Tess Koman, Cosmopolitan, "All 3 of Team USA's Figure Skaters Fell Hard During Their Short Programs," 21 Feb. 2018 Chan stumbled on his opening quadruple toe loop and spent almost as much time sitting on the ice as skating on it. Helene Elliott,, "U.S. men’s champion Nathan Chen can’t find his jump start during Olympic short program in the team event," 9 Feb. 2018

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circa 1964, in the meaning defined above

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