Mirai Nagasu Lands Triple Axel at Olympics
Figure Skater Mirai Nagasu Becomes First American Woman to Land Triple Axel at the Olympics
Riveted to the team competition tonight, I was stoked to watch history being made. Mirai Nagasu was the first American woman to land a triple axel at the Olympics. Andrea Joyce of NBC asked her how she was feeling and Mirai replied, "Super happy to feel my teammates support." And about her history-making jump she said, "To nail the triple axel . . . I tripped a couple times going into it because I was so nervous. But to tell myself naw I am going go for it 100 percent and not pull back." Congratulations Mirai!
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