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A 15-year-old Russian figure skater landed a historic, seemingly gravity-defying quad jump at the Olympics

  • A 15-year-old Russian figure skater became the first woman to land a quad jump at the Olympics.

  • Kamila Valieva performed the skill twice at Monday’s free skate event.

  • Valieva led Russia to the gold in the team figure-skating event, followed by the US and Japan.

A 15-year-old Russian figure skater landed a historic quadruple jump at the Beijing Olympics on Monday — and she did so twice.

At Monday’s free-skate event, Kamila Valieva performed the gravity-defying skill two times, making her the first woman to successfully land a quadruple jump at the Olympics. She attempted a third quad jump, but fell on her final attempt.

In her program, Valieva completed a quad salchow and a quad toe that included a triple-toe combination — a move that features four rotations in the air.

If these videos are not accessible in your area, you can see the entire routine at the end

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Chet Holmgren is off to a historic start with Gonzaga

No. 1 recruit Chet Holmgren has put five games in the books this season with the Gonzaga Bulldogs, and the 7-foot-1 standout is putting up historic numbers to start his collegiate career.

The latest performance came on Monday as Holmgren led the No. 1 Bulldogs to a win over Central Michigan to tip off the Good Sam Empire Classic from Las Vegas, Nevada. Holmgren recorded 19 points, five rebounds, three blocked shots and two assists in 20 minutes of work.

The 19-year-old once again flashed his unique size and skillset in the victory on Monday. On one sequence, in particular, Holmgren blocked a shot and then took the ball coast-to-coast to finish for the and-1 attempt on the other end.

On the season, Holmgren is averaging 12.8 points, 6.8 rebounds, 3.6 assists and 3.4 blocks on 70.4% shooting from the field.

Holmgren is the only Division I player over the

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Wichita State Shockers softball picks up historic win

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Wichita State’s Sydney McKinney has been a key part to the Shockers’ 17-4 start to the season. WSU recently beat No. 6 Oklahoma State this past week for the program’s highest-ranked win ever.

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Complete with a “SportsCenter” Top 10 catch in the outfield, the Wichita State softball team registered its highest-ranked win in program history this past week with a 9-2 win over No. 6 Oklahoma State on Thursday in Stillwater.

It was the highlight of a 4-1 finish at the Mizuno Classic, as the Shockers collected their second ranked win of the season and improved to 17-4 this season.

“We know that if we play our game, then we’ve got an opportunity to give the best teams in the country a good game,” WSU coach Kristi Bredbenner said. “Now the challenge is doing that every single day, whether you’re playing the No. 6 team in the

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PREP GIRLS BASKETBALL: Bethany’s Stoltzfus makes ESPN Top 10; Bruins win historic game | Sports

GOSHEN — Not even making SportsCenter’s Top 10 plays could get in the way of curfew.

“My parents did not let me stay up to watch it,” Mariah Stoltzfus said.

The Bethany Christian freshman made it onto ESPN’s flagship show in the early hours of Tuesday morning after making a 60-foot shot to end the first quarter of Monday’s game against Central Noble. Stoltzfus made her national television debut at 1:08 a.m. Tuesday, with her shot being the No. 3 play in the Top 10 countdown.

“I woke up and I had a lot of notifications from Twitter,” Stoltzfus said. “It was pretty amazing. I only know one other person who’s ever made it on the Top 10 for ESPN, so it was pretty amazing to me. I didn’t think I was going to get No. 3; I thought it’d be 8th or 9th, but somehow, I ended up in

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