Lost in the glare of Alexandra Trusova’s phenomenal performance in landing two quadruple jumps on the way to victory at the world junior championships in Sofia on Saturday was the fact that Mako Yamashita picked up another medal for her growing collection.

Trusova’s clean execution of a quad salchow and a quad toe loop was historic. The 13-year-old from Riazan, Russia, matched Miki Ando with the first jump, then bested her with the toe loop to become the first woman in history to land two quads in one program.

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