Yuzuru Hanyu, successfully landing first quad loop in history, Into 1st place
Yuzuru Hanyu landed the first quad loop in history during his short programme at his first competition, Autumn Classic, at Montreal, Canada (30 September 2016). He placed first after SP with 88.30 points.
He revealed his new white costume for the season. Skating along to the up-beat Prince’s “Let’s Go Crazy” tune, he landed the quad loop in the beginning of the programme. He then popped his quad sal combination (4S-3T) into single rotation and later on fell on the triple toe but finished with a beautiful triple axel. He went back to the spot where he fell after his performance, as if he was not satisfied with his performance. Nonetheless, he placed first with a lead of 8.78 points.
“There are bits that I regret on and there are also good bits. (Regarding quad loop) I think everyone is surprised because it is first in the world, but it is irrelevant to me. I regret the fact that I was not able to complete the programme.” - Yuzuru Hanyu
For ladies, Rika Hongo scored 60.33, placed 4th and Mariko Kihara scored 59.09 point and placed 5th after SP. Mirai Nagasu led the group with 73.40.