US figure skater makes history, landing triple axel at Olympics

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Mirai Nagasu, 24, did not make the 2014 Sochi Olympics team.

Lizzy Skates
For y'all saying this would be easy to achieve, um no. As a figure skater myself landing even just in axel is a 1 1/2 rotation in the air on the most slippery surface of earth with knives on your feet, now I would like to personaly see u land an axel to all tbe people saying this is "easy" to do. It took me months just to learn an axel let alone a triple one. Have y'all ever even been on ice and skated well it's not as easy as it looks.
Mitch Johnson
Is it just me or does all the headlines coming from US media make it sound like she was the first woman to land a triple axel in the Olympics? It confused me so much because I've read somewhere before that some ladies had done it before? It's not until I've read the whole body that I went, "Oh okaaaaay." LOL
bloomin' baby
Not only did she do it but she landed so gracefully.
Tum Tum Dah Films
Thank you ABC for being the ONE video that ACTUALLY shows the triple axel. All others are pictures -_-
Kenny Shrimpton
Funny how Americans seem to hate on immigrants and the children of people who have immigrated to the states until they do amazing achievements like this. Be consistent throughout who you praise for being American whether it's great achievements like this or smaller ones.
Brandon Puente
I’ve never been so proud for a stranger before. I just found out about her but the passion she has for what she does fills me with so much joy. Go you💙
T Bartja
Don't get me wrong, this is very impressive, but the title is a little deceiving to say she's making history at the Olympics; the triple axel has been done by women before
Jeffrey Davis
Damn, that's impressive
Roses are red, Violets are blue, There will always be an Asian Better than you.
stef 96
Everyone saying she doesn't look American lol tell me what does American look like and you do know there's no such thing as looking American and the US is based on immigrants the only one's who aren't immigrants are the native Americans but they also originated from Asia for those who didn't know
Tobby Olumba
Her triple axel was incredible!
Miss Amazon NOW she is 'American'!? Funny how she is 'American' when she wins a medal but she is Asian-American for the rest of the time!!
Lauren B
She's amazing and beautiful! To those who say she isn't American, just stop. What she did on the ice was impressive. It takes a lot of guts and time to pull something off like that. Let us all just appreciate and congratulate her for doing (and succeeding at) the triple axel.
vico khang
She stand for American, but she still Asains that why she can do the impossible. Asains power.
icedwhite mocha
Midori Ito was the first women then Mao Asada. She's not the first one. She's only the first in American history.
MiMiB__ _
She was "born to make history!" ;) To all you Yuri on ice fans who are thinking the same thing lol. So proud of her!!
Trump supporter
Asians are America model citizens, highest IQ, highest income, law abiding and accomplished group
Ryon Atkinson
One day after I watch the Vox video on the triple axel jump this happens. Coincidence? I think so
i am the cypher to your taehyung
thats so sick, i wish i could represent my country like that
Snow Anaya
God Figure Skating is amazing. I admire all the people who do it. Just so much time and hard work and pushing your body. It's not just skating they have to learn ballet and gymnastic. They gotta basically eat, live, breath skating. I couldn't do that at all. To see them being able to glide on a slippery cold surface like that... I'm proud of her. I couldn't do that and neither can a lot of people. Figure skating like gymnastic is a fucking sport that should be respected. So much goes into it and if you make one wrong move your body will suffer from it maybe even for life. Damn, fucking amazing so much respect to her and the others.
I got damn emotional watching that for some reason
The title is way too misleading, as if no one has landed a triple axel at the Olympics before - I'm pretty sure Mao Asada, representing Japan, landed THREE triple axels at the 2010 Olympics in Canada...
Space Mountain
You guys always remind me why I turn off YouTube comments. Seriously I hope someone one day builds a huge enough human collecting bulldozer to shovel you all off the cliffs and shores and into shark filled oceans, then the world will finally be a better place.
Jellies 6157
While these chicks are trying to perform the triple axle, you got 15 year old Russian chicks doing quadruple jumps. American figure skaters have long ways to go before catching up to the Russians
Alvaro Corleone
It’s nothing in front of the already historical world legends as Russians cuties Lipnitskaya, Zagitova and Medvedeva!
Jinnie hiura
She makes it looks like its so easy but it takes lots of practise to reach that level *STRONG POWER*
There's no such thing as looking American. America is so diverse when compared to other countries that you can't tell.
Amelia M. Winter
Congratulations, Mirai Nagasu. Way to go, honey. :)
The lady Flower
All i could think of was Tonya Harding good on her too ❤️
Ave Satan
Alina Zagitova got the gold medal. Don't you think that you need something more than just a triple axel?
Eric Rovira Barreira
First american woman. Remember Mao asada (japan) used to land 3A many times.
There were more Americans who landed on the moon than American female skaters who landed a triple Axel ? Hmmm.🤔🤔🤔
I thought the first woman was Tonya Harding🤔⛸
Tonya Harding could have done it!
more graceful than tonya harding
Japanese-American...Congrats! Btw, I Think You're Beautiful! >-;-)
Ben Dover
AveMaria 6666
OK she landed gracefully a difficult jump. Congratulations. But before her Midori Ito and Mao Asada did it in Olympics (and don't forget Tonya Harding, Kimmie Meissner, Yukari Nakano, Rika Kihira, Ludmila Nelidina, Elizaveta Tukhtamysheva in national/international competitions). Now please tell me what is historic there ? Women are jumping quad toe and salchow (landed).
So every other American throughout Olympic history met body splat on the ice trying to accomplish the triple axel? She's the only first American to land it in Olympic history?
April Chhoeun
Gosh, ice skating is so UNDERRATED!
Midori Ito is like "hold my beer".
Will you all shut up about race? Topic is redundant.
Simeon Banner
America: the best of everything and the worst of everything.
Ashley Lyons
Meanwhile I can't even stand in ice skates
Skating level - Asian
Amir Hasan
The American always do better when the Russian is not around
Caffeinated Nation
I could do that. *munches on a chicken nugget*
Marcos Zamudio
tears came to my eyes when she landed it
Wow! That was a very impressive landing triple axel. The power of determination lead her to achieving the perfect landing. Congrats you did it gracefully.
Corey Martin
It looks like it worked out well that she got the third spot on the team, instead of being left back
Oh there will deff be some in and out burger tonight! 😏
OMG im so happy for her!!
Shes beautiful great athlete♥
Tony hawk did the 900
She's Japanese... #Japanstrong
Not.enough to.go.around
Her mom : you only land three? Why no four, you failure! You should have played piano better.
A Estrada
The landing was so clean
So awesome!!!
Congratulations my God what a thrill"💃💪💪👏👏.
Sugary Suga
I would say triple axel at the Olympics is not a big deal anymore right
Josh Sun makes Tyler Growseph
I want to be adam’s friend
That looks like the same jump the main character of persona 5 does in the opening
Atitaya meekhun
you cool
I skate and it took me one and a half year and I'm only almost landing axel but a triple one?......that's gonna be so impossible that no one ever landed it until she did, you only have those few seconds in the air and it's extremely hard to spin three rotations I mean literally just try doing a one and half rotation on the plain ground it's really hard already imagine a triple
Kriss kross made her jump jump
ThePotatoCat 101
Theres an idiot in my class that says that this is very easy and that she can easily do this and another few professional ballet moves. This proves that it's very difficult.
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Just think about Tonya being able to do it without any fancy equiptment
Billy Bob
pink pink
Wait, I thought Asians aren't Americans..according to your president....
HIAAP Studios
0:33 You spin me right round, baby right round.... But in all seriousness that's extremely impressive.
Cancerous Rhythms
I may be incorrect, but wasn't Tonya Harding the first American to land a triple axel?
Congratulations USA. It does not matter whether Japanese descent or not She is the one who participated as a USA delegation at the Olympic Games. Figure skating is a specialty in Japan and the players are thick, Coaches and exercises are advantageous overseas.
Tonya Harding is quaking.
Loveday Isabel
She is so amazing
Junito Punto Comm
USA 🇺🇸 USA 🇺🇸 USA 🇺🇸
Naomi Lessard
I thought Tonya Harding was the first American woman to land a triple axel
It's me, Joolz
Just flawless! That pulley gadget's a fantastic idea!
0:42 me when there are mosquitoes near me
Guess you can say she was born to make history 😂😂😂
Tori Greco
This reminds me of the yuri on ice theme song
Trinity Alhassan
Y’all idk why I’m confused
Miranda R
Super proud of you!!
nagaso's jump is very very powerful and gorgeous!!!!
Fouzia Kad
I feel dizzy
'For this genes are neutrally fying family'
Random Bubble
air nandez
This sport is so beautiful
her landing was perfect !!!
Isn't Tonya harding did it first?
Ninel Juarez
but Tonya was the first lady to do it soo don't say she made history ❤😊
Abby Inman
I watched this live lol
Oliver Mang
racists everywhere
Well, that was easy.
The Olympics in Korea looked a lot more fun than the Olympics in Russia! I think Mirai was better off than Ashley in the end.
Hector Moreno
AGreat TopDog
She was the 2ND amarican woman in history