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Named after the Swedish skater Ulrich Salchow.


  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈsalkɒv/, /ˈsalkəʊ/


salchow (plural salchows)

  1. A figure skating jump with a takeoff from a back inside edge and landing on the back outside edge of the opposite foot after one or more rotations in the air.
    • 2007 January 27, Lynn Zinser, “Sights Set on Title, Meissner Is All Smiles”, in New York Times[1]:
      Naomi Nari Nam and Themi Leftheris had a chance to grab a world team spot after Inoue and Baldwin stumbled, but Nam fell to a knee trying to land a throw triple salchow and also fell on the next throw, a triple loop.

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