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.RELATED: OLYMPICS RETURN TO LOS ANGELES IN 2028 RELATED: SLIDESHOW OF SAN DIEGANS IN WINTER OLYMPICS RELATED: RAMONA-RAISED FIGURE SKATER COMPETES WITH WIFE
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.
— NBC Olympics (@NBCOlympics) February 12, 2018
Mirai herself tweeted, "Today has been the best day ever."
Today has been the best day ever. https://t.co/Bx1DhD4xej
— Mirai Nagasu (@mirai_nagasu) February 12, 2018
Teammate, Adam Rippon shares the journey to making the Olympics team.
— Derek Lewis (@dereklew) February 12, 2018