Thursday, 16 August, 2018

USA's Mirai Nagasu lands historic triple axel in PyeongChang

Mirai Nagasu Becomes The First American Woman To Land A Triple Axel In The Winter Olympics WATCH: USA's Mirai Nagasu lands historic triple axel in PyeongChang
Frederick Owens | 12 February, 2018, 09:25

Nagasu, 24, was competing in the women's free skate in the team event on Monday when she landed the hard jump.

Then, last but hardly least, the sister-brother team of Maia and Alex Shibutani did their part, finishing second in the dance to Canadians Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir to put the finishing touches on the American bronze medal.

Canada routed the Olympic Athletes from Russian Federation for the gold.

Canada held onto the lead after the men's free skate despite a mediocre performance by 10-time national champion Patrick Chan.

Rippon did not try any quadruple jumps while Kolyada and Chan did. His artistry and higher-scoring elements boosted his mark significantly.

She's helped the USA remain in position to win a medal in the team event, which concludes on Sunday. "I'll be fine, '" he said. "More than that - to help get Team USA that medal". "I wanted to make America proud". We have a great team. "It was my goal and dream to be here and be selected to the Olympic team so I knew going into it the amount of responsibility that I was given".

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While Canada won the gold medal for Team Skate event, the Americans took bronze behind Russian Federation - and Nagasu landed a season-best score of 137.53, and casually made history.

With Zagitova's flawless performance, the Russians also clinched the silver. Eventually, he was bumped to third place as Canada's Patrick Chan put up a score of 179.75 after completing a hard routine that included a successful quad-toe followed by a triple-toe.

Nagasu was competing in the free skating portion of the Figure Skating Team Event on day three of the Winter Olympics at Gangneung Ice Arena, Pyeongchang on February 12.

The 28-year-old scored a 172.98 on the ice in his first Olympic routine.

The 2018 Winter Olympics continue tomorrow on NBC.

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