Mirai Nagasu Makes History as Very First American Lady to Land Triple Axel at Olympics

Mirai Nagasu, 2018 Winter Olympics

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Nailed it!

The Internet went wild after American figure skater Mirai Nagasu made history when she ended up being the first-ever American female to land the evasive triple axel at the Olympics.

Much to the pleasure of lots of, the ice princess struck the dive throughout the complimentary skate part of the figure skating group occasion on Sunday night at the 2018 Winter Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea.

Nagasu is just the 3rd American female skater to ever land the relocation, which includes a forward departure and three-and-a-half mid-air rotations, in competitors. Nagasu, Tonya Harding notoriously landed the axel at the nationwide champion in 1991, followed by Kimmie Meissner in 2005.

After making history, Nagasu informed NBC’s Andrea Joynce, “To nail that triple axel, I tripped a couple of times going into it, but told myself ‘No, I’m going to go for it and I’m not pulling back,’ That was really special for me.”

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In a addition to a flurry of fan remarks, a multitude of skaters hopped online following the relocation and wanted their congratulations to the skater.

Olympic skater Scott Hamilton gotten on to Twitter to reveal his pleasure, composing, “So thrilled for @mirai_nagasu becoming the first woman from the @TeamUSA to land a Triple Axel in @Olympics competition. Also for her perfect skate on Olympic Ice! @NBCOlympics #Pyeonchang2018 #FinishFirst Great things happen to good people!”

Olympian Kristi Yamaguchi wept tears of pleasure. “Wow @mirai_nagasu !!! Congratulations…tears of joy for you again! #1stAmerican3axel #hero,” composed the skater.

Ice dancer Meryl Davis likewise stated she shed tears. “That was a sloppy cry kind of skate! I’m standing in my living room! mirai_) @mirai_nagasu What a TRIUMPH.”

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