Mirai Nagasu Becomes The First American Woman To Land Triple Axel In Olympics History

February 12, 2018
Even if you're not a fan of figure skating, you might want to start tuning in to the competition at the Winter Olympics this year, because all those who were watching witnessed a bit of history! Mirai Nagasu became the first American woman, and just the third overall, to land a Triple Axel in Olympics competition.  The only two others to successfully complete the move?  Japan's Midori Ito and Mao Asada.  Tony Harding has also landed the Triple Axel, though she did so during the National Championship in 1991, not the Olympics. https://twitter.com/NBCOlympics/status/962875892627369984?ref_src=twsrc%... She received a standing ovation from the crowd, as well as personal best score from the judges, a staggering 137.53! Via WFAA