Published: Wed, February 14, 2018
Sports | By Spencer Underwood

Figure skater Mirai Nagasu lands historic triple axel at the Olympics

Figure skater Mirai Nagasu lands historic triple axel at the Olympics

It was the first Olympic medal for each team member. Helped by his strong performance, the US won bronze.

It was through sheer talent and skill that the eight Americans on the country's figure skating team captured the bronze at the figure skating team event yesterday at the 2018 Winter Olympic Games. "We room together at the village". Wind gusts are causing more events to be postponed. Anderson's first run was one of only nine clean attempts out of 50.

Canada may have taken home gold in the team event, but it was two American skaters, Mirai Nagasu and Adam Rippon, who stole the show. "It wasn't good. I told her as we were going through that, I said, 'Mirai, I'm so lucky to have you by my side". He did, landing all of his jumps to elicit a standing ovation. With a 137.53 overall score, she placed second in the women's free skate and helped Team USA earn the bronze model for team figure skating.

U.S. Olympic figure skater Mirai Nagasu made history last night, when she hit a mind-blowing triple axel at the 2018 Winter Games in South Korea.

USA women's figure skater Mirai Nagasu competes at the Winter Olympics.

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An axel is one of the six main jumps that make up every figure skating program done in competition today. And even there, they found each other. The second woman, Mao Asada, landed it three times in the 2010 Vancouver Games and once in Sochi.

On Sunday, Nagasu's move helped push the Americans over the edge to snare the bronze medal as Canada took gold and Russian Federation silver. "Of course I am missing my brother".

Nagasu was reportedly relentless in her pursuit of the move, practicing it up to 30 times a day.

"She also, like Michelle's mom, sewed sequins on one by one, and I would complain that they were not as shiny as the rocky crystals because we got ours at Target and Michael's", Nagasu recalled, referring to her idol and two-time Olympic medalist Michelle Kwan.

As her career took off, she said it was sometimes hard to keep going on the income from a restaurant.

Kim and three other Americans qualified for the halfpipe final which will air on Monday night.

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