US figure skater makes history, landing triple axel at Olympics

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

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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.
Jeffrey Davis
Damn, that's impressive
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
Tobby Olumba
Her triple axel was incredible!
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
Roses are red, Violets are blue, There will always be an Asian Better than you.
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.
Trump supporter
Asians are America model citizens, highest IQ, highest income, law abiding and accomplished group
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.
i am the cypher to your taehyung
thats so sick, i wish i could represent my country like that
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!!
Ryon Atkinson
One day after I watch the Vox video on the triple axel jump this happens. Coincidence? I think so
vico khang
She stand for American, but she still Asains that why she can do the impossible. Asains power.
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.
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!!
Angelica Ornelas
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
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...
I got damn emotional watching that for some reason
Eric Rovira Barreira
First american woman. Remember Mao asada (japan) used to land 3A many times.
Jinnie hiura
She makes it looks like its so easy but it takes lots of practise to reach that level *STRONG POWER*
The lady Flower
All i could think of was Tonya Harding good on her too ❤️
Amelia M. Winter
Congratulations, Mirai Nagasu. Way to go, honey. :)
Ave Satan
Alina Zagitova got the gold medal. Don't you think that you need something more than just a triple axel?
There were more Americans who landed on the moon than American female skaters who landed a triple Axel ? Hmmm.🤔🤔🤔
Japanese-American...Congrats! Btw, I Think You're Beautiful! >-;-)
Alvaro Corleone
It’s nothing in front of the already historical world legends as Russians cuties Lipnitskaya, Zagitova and Medvedeva!
Tonya Harding could have done it!
more graceful than tonya harding
Amir Hasan
The American always do better when the Russian is not around
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).
Ben Dover
Simeon Banner
America: the best of everything and the worst of everything.
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.
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?
There's no such thing as looking American. America is so diverse when compared to other countries that you can't tell.
I thought the first woman was Tonya Harding🤔⛸
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.
Congratulations my God what a thrill"💃💪💪👏👏.
OMG im so happy for her!!
Corey Martin
It looks like it worked out well that she got the third spot on the team, instead of being left back
She's Japanese... #Japanstrong
Oh there will deff be some in and out burger tonight! 😏
Marcos Zamudio
tears came to my eyes when she landed it
Sugary Suga
I would say triple axel at the Olympics is not a big deal anymore right
A Estrada
The landing was so clean
Tony hawk did the 900
Shes beautiful great athlete♥
Not.enough to.go.around
Her mom : you only land three? Why no four, you failure! You should have played piano better.
HIAAP Studios
0:33 You spin me right round, baby right round.... But in all seriousness that's extremely impressive.
Josh Sun makes Tyler Growseph
I want to be adam’s friend
Skating level - Asian
That looks like the same jump the main character of persona 5 does in the opening
Naomi Lessard
I thought Tonya Harding was the first American woman to land a triple axel
So awesome!!!
pink pink
Wait, I thought Asians aren't Americans..according to your president....
Billy Bob
Kriss kross made her jump jump
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.
Midori Ito is like "hold my beer".
nagaso's jump is very very powerful and gorgeous!!!!
The rotation tho I can't wait to skate
Tonya Harding is quaking.
Tori Greco
This reminds me of the yuri on ice theme song
Will you all shut up about race? Topic is redundant.
0:42 me when there are mosquitoes near me
Random Bubble
Loveday Isabel
She is so amazing
Atitaya meekhun
you cool
'For this genes are neutrally fying family'
Caffeinated Nation
I could do that. *munches on a chicken nugget*
her landing was perfect !!!
Guess you can say she was born to make history 😂😂😂
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.
Ninel Juarez
but Tonya was the first lady to do it soo don't say she made history ❤😊
Trinity Alhassan
Y’all idk why I’m confused
Double8 Productions
America america america... cool...
Asian Turf
Well Rich Brian have done it
air nandez
This sport is so beautiful
Fouzia Kad
I feel dizzy
Karl Kessler
I slipped on some ice going down some stairs and I'm pretty sure...Yep! Did a triple axle, with a perfect two cheek ass landing.
Jonn Marvy Santamaria
a rare time an immigrant is called an american.
It's me, Joolz
Just flawless! That pulley gadget's a fantastic idea!
Miranda R
Super proud of you!!
Oliver Mang
racists everywhere
Junito Punto Comm
USA 🇺🇸 USA 🇺🇸 USA 🇺🇸
Abby Inman
I watched this live lol
Mr Sausage
she is clearly asian
can i borrow some cash
Oh...shes american now?
Asif A
Well, that was easy.
Q FromChi
Amazing !!!
Chris M
Her's is better than Harding's. Tonya looks lopsided when she does it. I mean kudos, but Mirai tackles it with power, speed, and grace.