US figure skater makes history, landing triple axel at Olympics


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



Lizzy Krabbenhoft
For all of you 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 on earth with knives on your feet, now I would like to personally see you land an axel to all the people saying this is "easy" to do. It took me almost a year just to learn an axel, let alone a triple one. Have any of you ever even been on ice and skated? Well it's not as easy as it looks.
Tum Tum Dah Films
Thank you ABC for being the ONE video that ACTUALLY shows the triple axel. All others are pictures -_-
bloomin' baby
Not only did she do it but she landed so gracefully.
Jeffrey Davis
Damn, that's impressive
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💙
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.
Tobby Olumba
Her triple axel was incredible!
Mitch J.
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
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
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
Keeaan83
Roses are red, Violets are blue, There will always be an Asian Better than you.
army n cheshire - clc fan!
thats so sick, i wish i could represent my country like that
Ryon Atkinson
One day after I watch the Vox video on the triple axel jump this happens. Coincidence? I think so
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.
Kuloknights
I got damn emotional watching that for some reason
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!!
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.
andra749
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...
Anxiety
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. :)
arizure
WE WERE BORN TO MAKE HISTORY
Ave Satan
Alina Zagitova got the gold medal. Don't you think that you need something more than just a triple axel?
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 ❤️
I BOW TO YOU, LORD RAMA!
Midori Ito is like "hold my beer".
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.
aspen
ADAMS EXCITEMENT WAS EVERYTHING
hipnhappenin
Beautiful
Caffeinated Nation
I could do that. *munches on a chicken nugget*
Gabito
Shes beautiful great athlete♥
GothTower
Will you all shut up about race? Topic is redundant.
Corey Martin
It looks like it worked out well that she got the third spot on the team, instead of being left back
April Chhoeun
Gosh, ice skating is so UNDERRATED!
fun-with-nickline
Congratulations my God what a thrill"💃💪💪👏👏.
Eric Rovira Barreira
First american woman. Remember Mao asada (japan) used to land 3A many times.
Kikyo0Takarai
OMG im so happy for her!!
imSUPERcereal22
Oh there will deff be some in and out burger tonight! 😏
Jr Grover
I've been following the Winter Olympics closely. I think the figure skating judges got paid off. The Canadians were good, but the Koreans did the whole routine with their eyes closed haha
A Estrada
The landing was so clean
49ers1975
that was pure smooth..no wobbling on the landing..dang..congrats
Marcos Zamudio
tears came to my eyes when she landed it
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.
stsz12
Damn that was clean...equivalent of 720 dunk
Kri MD
She must be drinking Red Bull . She got wings 😂
Digits発表
Finally someone shows the clip
bruely82
wow, what a triple axel! Impressive!
LoveMe,com
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.
J S
Saw it live so amazing God bless her
AUDIOHOSTEM187
Japanese-American...Congrats! Btw, I Think You're Beautiful! >-;-)
Ben Dover
USA! USA! USA! 🇺🇸
Wade
Skating level - Asian
cristina
her landing was perfect !!!
vico khang
She stand for American, but she still Asains that why she can do the impossible. Asains power.
kenjryker
US Figure Skater makes very specific and marginal history for US audiences only. Great jump and effort. Jingoistic American coverage.
jasmine le
All of these amazing skaters and then there’s me...😂
Roger Sullivan
What a beautiful landing too...
Toon Link
She better watch out. Tonya Harding is probably hiding somewhere in the stands with a crowbar.
Mackenzie Ross
I want to be adam’s friend
mocA buNn
“Makes history” I see what u did there ^-^
Karoline Queennest
lol and i sprained my ankle just trying to walk in skates i was on crutches for two week yall
유튜브애니닷컴
nagaso's jump is very very powerful and gorgeous!!!!
Bangtan Sonyeondan
That was amazing👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻🔥
112334583 909090
Just think about Tonya being able to do it without any fancy equiptment
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.
4eversupersonicgirl
go women!!!
Succulent Squid
Meanwhile, I can barely get off the ice
SAY WHAT
Guess you can say she was born to make history 😂😂😂
Awais Noor
She deserves this after all this hardwork. Well done🖒🖒🖒
Adrian Delos Reyes
that spinning pulley tho LMAO holy shit i woulda thrown up and been like a human sprinkler 💀
하트
the recent revolutions in skating jumps tho! And then you got yuzu with his quads😂
Anthony Rodriguez
Her composure after landing it was just as impressive, great job!
Sugary Suga
I would say triple axel at the Olympics is not a big deal anymore right
Random Bubble
THIS IS PERFECT OMGGGGGGGGGG I AM SO HAPPY
Julie H
Just flawless! That pulley gadget's a fantastic idea!
YenChung chen
0:43 When you use your friend’s PC to play CSGO but the mouse sensitivity is too high.
BlueButtonFly
"Oh, this video looks interesting!" "America Strong! ..." "Let's find a different video".
Alloniya
Didnt Tonya did it?
Caroline Lucas
This reminds of Tonya 😢💞ill never forget that legend
locht
uGH I LOVE HER AND ADAM THIS HURTS
mswonderwaves
So awesome!!!
Amir Hasan
The American always do better when the Russian is not around
Aspen Robinson
I have not seen anyone ever spin that many times or that fast on a jump or a spin since the beginning of figure skating in 1908.
sophia
ADAM'S REACTION LOL I LOVE HIM
lunathemoon
So much spinning, that's just incredible
bosgotnojams
that's spinning machine got me shookt o-o
Your Average Bean
"Make History" WE WERE BORN TO MAKE HISTORY!!!
HIAAP Studios
0:33 You spin me right round, baby right round.... But in all seriousness that's extremely impressive.
fun-with-nickline
'For this genes are neutrally fying family'
djs2356
On takeoff, she's rotated almost 1/2 revolution BEFORE her blade leaves the ice.
Jordan Bronson
We non-skaters do it in our wet dreams easily... Does that count? 😂😂😂😂😂
Jus Jus
Tonya did it in 1991
Narasukedon
That looks like the same jump the main character of persona 5 does in the opening
air nandez
This sport is so beautiful
MrRednexus
Kriss kross made her jump jump
Hannah Mauch
This really shows young skaters the importance of off ice routines. Off ice practice is just as important as on ice practice
Leena Dey
Welp, now there's alysa liu who did 2 triple axel's in competition in one program.
Keyser Soze
Slow motion butt shot is amazing!!! Cheeks bouncin everywhere!!!
MotherTouching-Ninjas
👀 Hold my beer 🍺 challenge accepted...
•サル
Woah, that gave me chills
kelly
👏👏👏👏👏talent Amazing! Just pure amazing!👏👏