Mirai Nagasu becomes first American woman to land triple axel at Olympics

Mirai Nagasu becomes first American woman to land triple axel at Olympics

Mirai Nagasu made history on Sunday night. Congratulations...tears of joy for you again! For her team's collective efforts, they were able to capture bronze medals for Team USA. Canada won the event and the Olympic Athletes from Russian Federation finished with a silver medal. "So for both of us to be on the team... is super exciting". "To nail it the way I did - and even out of the corner of my eye, I could see my team mates standing in excitement".

They skated better than well.

And he did. Going into the final day of competition, Team USA was only one point ahead of Italy. His lines were smooth. He's honored to represent America as an openly gay man, saying: "Representing the U.S. is one of the greatest honors of my life and being able to do it as my authentic self makes it all so much sweeter".

"It felt worth the 28-year wait, you know?" "So much fun", Rippon said to NBC's Andrea Joyce. I still feel like I might throw up. "Even before I started, because I nearly got a deduction".

Rippon skated a squeaky-clean program with only one minor glitch and very almost outpointed Russia's Mikhail Kolyada. "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". Rippon replaced US champion Nathan Chen and had a fluid and steady routine.

The judges rewarded Nagaru with high marks that vaulted her to the top of the leaderboard in the women's free skate event, but the praise won't stop there. "But I am fortunate that I am American, so I'll be the first USA lady to have landed the triple axel [in Olympic competition]".

Like a great locomotive, Nagasu began picking up speed the moment her music began, uncorking the same vexing 3½-rotation jump on which Chan fell an hour earlier.

After landing it and completing her routine, Nagasu went nuts celebrating her historic performance.

Nagasu had a personal-best 137.53 points, narrowly edging Canada's Gabrielle Daleman, who had 137.14, for third. His performance kept the United States on pace for a medal.

No tears, though. Only joy.



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