Mirai Nagasu Makes History As The First American Woman To Land A Triple Axel At The Olympics 2018

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Mirai Nagasu Makes History

Mirai Nagasu made history by becoming the first .US. woman to land a triple axel a the Olympics

She’s the third woman to do so in the ┬áhistory of the Winter Games

 

She performed the jump during her free skate for the figure skating team event at the 2018 winter Olympics

 

The difficult jump requires a forward takeoff and three-and-a-half rotations

 


Mirai Nagasu is one of only three American women who has landed a triple-axal in competition

The other two figure skaters who have done so are Tonya Harding and Kimmie Meissner

But Mirai Nagasu the only one to have done it in the Olympics

Team USA won bronze in the team event

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