Mirai Nagasu Lands a Triple Axel in the Winter Olympics 2018
On Monday, A us figure skater, Mirai Nagasu, made a history. She became the first American woman to land a triple axel at the winter Olympics 2018 in Pyeongchang, South Korea.
She competed in the women’s individual in the team event where she nailed the triple axel making a record of one of three women to nail it in Olympics history.
According to NBC’s reports on a triple axel, it is a forward facing jump where the skater takes off at the edge to swing and rotate in the air performing axels.
A single axel is a rotation of one and a half whereas a triple axel is a rotation of three and a half.
After the axel was performed, Mirai cheered smiling with a happy face. She further went on share her happiness in talks with NBC Olympics.
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A video of Mirai Nagasu was later uploaded by NBC Olympics showing her performances at the big event.
Another Twitter user mentioned how rare was her accomplishment:
Later when Mirai was asked,” When asked what she was telling herself leading up to the move?
No, girl, you are not going to fall.