Social Reaction: First American woman to land triple Axel in Olympics

KGTV — A Winter Olympics first, American Mirai Nagasu made history by being the first women to land a triple Axel at the 2018 Winter Olympics.

Mirai skated just one portion of the figure skating team event, the ladies free skate, and won a bronze medal on Sunday's games.

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After missing the 2014 Winter Olympics team, Mirai returned to skating, previously placing fourth in the 2010 Winter Olympics saying,

 

"Four years ago when I was left off the (Olympic) team I wanted to make another Olympic team, and I knew I would really have to be something special...So to become the first American to land a triple Axel at the Olympic Games is historical, and no one can take that away from me."
 

Below is what the media has to say about this remarkable feat.

Mirai herself tweeted, "Today has been the best day ever."

Teammate, Adam Rippon shares the journey to making the Olympics team.

 

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