To Hop, To Leap
intransitive verb, godan verb
Because the hiragana ends with an う sound, you know this word is a verb. The kanji itself means hop and the verb vocab version is to hop or to jump or to leap. Basically anything that gets both feet off the ground via your own foot propulsion.
Know how 飛ぶ means "to fly"? This is a similar idea, though this time you're not flying nearly as much, because you're just hopping or jumping. Anyways, the readings are the same.
She performed a perfect triple axel, but her score wasn’t very good.