Mirai Nagasu's Parents Were Tied Up During Her Historic Figure Skating Performance

Posted February 18, 2018

Nagasu is just the third woman to ever land a triple axel at the Olympics.

"It was terrible", Nagasu told USA Today about missing the roster.

"Four years ago when I was left off the (Olympic) team I wanted to make another Olympic team, and I knew I would really have to be something special", Nagasu said.

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Canada were the winners of the team event, with the OAR taking home the silver.

I can't lie here - most of the time, I watch the figure skating to see the spectacular tumbles and live the awkwardness of defeat. Two Japanese athletes, Midori Ito, in 1992, and Mao Asada, in 2010 and 2014, were the previous women to land the jump in Olympic competition.

Nagasu, who earned a personal-best score of 137.53 in the competition, helped Team USA to a bronze medal in the women's free skate competition. She was competing in the free skating portion in the team event on day three of the Winter Olympics when she landed solidly on one foot after making three-and-a-half rotations in the air. It doesn't happen immediately. She helped with learn to skate programs during her tenure, too, which means you might have learned to skate with an Olympics medalist.

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Rippon did not try any quadruple jumps while Kolyada and Chan did.

"We were eating In-N-Out because we were so upset we weren't at the Olympic games", Rippon said.

What's even more incredible is that Nagasu, who is from Montebello, California, is the third America woman to have successfully landed on her feet after spinning through air at a competitive event. Her performance is even more special when you consider the fact that she was left off the USA team in Sochi after finishing fourth at the 2010 Olympics. "So much fun", Rippon said to NBC's Andrea Joyce. Trust me guys, you haven't been shot down until you get shot down by an interpreter - in German. Once he realized that he did, he focused on competing for the Olympics on his own terms, coming out as gay in 2015 and focusing on his comeback. That should be enough to make her a star of the 2018 Winter Olympics, but her amusing tweets are earing her just as much attention.

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Canada finished on 73 points, with OAR on 66 and the U.S. a further four points behind. I want to go over to the judges and say, 'Can I just have a Xanax and a quick drink?