Mirai Nagasu Just Became the First American Woman to Land a Triple Axel in the Winter Olympics

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HOLY SHIT, DID YOU JUST SEE THAT???

On Sunday night, 24-year-old Mirai Nagasu landed a triple axel at the figure skating team event’s women’s free skate, making her the third female figure skater, and the first American woman, to land the jump in the Winter Olympics. It was pretty fucking cool.

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The triple axel, as fans of the film I, Tonya may be aware, is one of the most difficult maneuvers in skating, and only two other American women have even managed to land one at a competitive event. The first, of course, was Tonya Harding, in 1991. The second was Kimmie Meissner, in 2005.

Nagasu, who is from California, nailed one at the U.S. International Figure Skating Classic last year.

Anyway, Meryl Davis is losing her shit.

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