Did you know?
That today is the birthday of the Quadruple Twist Lift? In 1977, the Soviet figure skating pair of Sergei Shakrai and Marine Tcherkasova became the first skaters to perform a quadruple twist lift during a competition in Helsinki, Finland. Trivia buffs: Shakhrai’s problems lifting his partner eventually resulted in them splitting up. By 1981, Cherkasova had grown so tall that Shakhrai could no longer effectively lift her!