Mirai Nagasu Becomes the First U.S. Woman to Land Triple Axel at Olympics

Mirai Nagasu Becomes the First U.S. Woman to Land Triple Axel at Olympics

Mirai Nagasu made history on Monday, February 12, when she became the first U.S. woman — and third overall — to land a triple axel during an Olympic competition. The 24-year-old was competing in the free skating portion in the team event on day three of the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang when she landed solidly on one foot after making three-and-a-half rotations in the air. It’s one of the most difficult moves in figure skating, and Tonya Harding was the first American woman to land it in 1991 […]

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