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Mirai Nagasu first U.S. skater to land triple axel at Olympics

Mirai Nagasu Becomes First US Figure Skater to Land Triple Axel at the Olympics! WATCH: American figure skater Mirai Nagasu perfectly lands a triple axel at the Winter Olympics
Rita Gibson | 12 February, 2018, 09:11

The margin was surprising, and devastating for an OAR team that wants its performances here to show its displeasure in the International Olympic Committee's banishment of the nation due to its massive state-sponsored doping program.

The Americans were third again, but there was something magical about Monday's skates that made it anything but repetitive or routine.

Christine Brennan, who's at the Olympics reporting, pointed out how popular Rippon was with the media.

While he doesn't do five quadruple jumps like this year's national champion and gold medal favorite Nathan Chen, Rippon has his own special signature moves. "I'll be fine." But I kept it together. "I'm going to be cheering my team on the rest of the way".

"Maybe it's the Japanese genetics - but lucky for me I'm American, so I'll be the first US lady", she said after her performance. I want to go over to the judges and say, 'Can I just have a Xanax and a quick drink?

Then came Nagasu, 24, who had to be first out of the gate in the women's long program based on the finishes in the women's short program Sunday.

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Of course, Nagasu had a huge night Sunday as well, becoming the first American woman to land a triple axel in Olympic competition.

Midori Ito and Mao Asada, both from Japan, are the only other women to land the jump at the Olympics, according to Yahoo News. Now Nagasu has joined them.

"It's a lot of pressure and stress to come out here - and it was my goal and my dream to be here and to be selected to the Olympic team". As her career took off, she said it was sometimes hard to keep going on the income from a restaurant. "To nail it the way I did - and even out of the corner of my eye, I could see my team mates standing in excitement". That put him in second place behind OAR's Mikhail Kolyada.

The figure skater told Andrea Joyce from NBC, "To nail that triple axel, I tripped a couple times going into it, but I told myself, 'No, I'm going to go for it and I'm not pulling back".

That pretty much left the program of USA pair Maia and Alex Shibutani as an exhibition.

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