Mirai Nagasu Makes History

Mirai Nagasu Makes History

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On Tuesday, U.S. figure skater Mirai Nagasu made history when she landed the triple axel during her routine at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics. This feat makes her the first female American skater to nail the move at the Olympics. Nagasu now becomes one of only three skaters to have ever completed the axel at the Olympics, the other two being Japanese skaters Midori Ito and Mao Asada. The triple axel is considered to be one of the most difficult moves in skating since it requires three-and-a-half rotations before landing on the opposite foot. Her routine put her in second place and helped Team USA win bronze for the ladies’ free skate event.

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