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The Quad Jump Is Exactly What You Think It Is - and Only a Few Skaters Will Attempt It

The Olympic figure skating competition kicked off on Thursday with the first skaters in the team event, and there's lots more skating to come over the next two weeks. One of the terms you'll be hearing a lot about is "quads." What's a "quad"? I'm so glad you asked. "Quad" is short for "quadruple jump," a jump with four rotations. These are the most difficult jumps that will be performed at the Olympics, and are - at the moment - only performed by male skaters.
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