Figure skater Mirai Nagasu is the first American woman to land the triple axel in the Winter Olympics. Nagasu received a score of 137.53 points. Fans and teammates showed joy over Nagasu’s talent on the ice.
Nagasu told the People’s Tribune that the triple axel is a very fast jump which makes it hard to breath because you have to stay controlled. She did not make it to the Olympics in Sochi of 2014, but Nagasu is showing that she deserves to be there now.