Stand back from the body of Alois Lutz, Austria: he's spinning in his grave!
God, that's awful. I'm sorry. I just get so excited when the quad lutz, that fabled jump that man has dreamed of since the young Earth cooled enough to facilitate the formation of ice, is finally completed in actual competition. Brandon Mroz nailed the jump at the Colorado Springs Invitational last month, but the International Skating Union said "pics or GTFO." So they looked at the YouTube video and finally declared this week that it was for real for real.
So good job, skating. We'll check in with you again in 2014.