Training to Land the Triple Axel | Mirai Nagasu | US Figure Skating

  • Published on Jan 2, 2018
  • Mirai Nagasu is attempting a jump that no one else is competing. If she lands it at the US Figure Skating Championships she'll be the third American woman in history to do so. She takes us behind-the-scenes her training for the triple axel.
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Comments • 319

    TIAM TAVAKOLI 10 days ago

    What a fricking queen.

  • Marina Morton
    Marina Morton 2 months ago

    She shouldn't say that she is the only one to do it because Tonya Harding is the other one

    • lsr asr
      lsr asr Month ago

      listen again to the video. at the 25 second mark she says internationally it is tonya harding and her to land the triple axel.

  • Nunyo Bidness
    Nunyo Bidness 2 months ago

    That harness looks so fun.

  • pauline
    pauline 3 months ago

    and i’m having trouble with my single axel

  • Cat Lady
    Cat Lady 3 months ago

    I know that axels are hard, especially triple axels, but I thought that most professional skaters included them in their routines?

    • Uniaza Oof
      Uniaza Oof 3 months ago +1

      Cat Lady triple axels are common in mens skating but are rare in ladies skating

  • Patinando com Kethelin Soares

    Uauuuu 😱😱😱😱👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽

  • DeathBecomesHer
    DeathBecomesHer 4 months ago

    What's funny is that Tonya didn't have any of this fancy shit and she still jumped so much better. She was just so special, imagine if she had had this fancy training, she'd be doing quad axels 😂

    • Uniaza Oof
      Uniaza Oof 3 months ago

      DeathBecomesHer what's funny is that you think Tonya would actually do quad axels

    • prejudiceu
      prejudiceu 4 months ago +1

      Tonya isn't skating anymore, and for obvious reasons. Get over it.

  • nora Gacha Gurl
    nora Gacha Gurl 5 months ago

    I met Marai before she is so nice

  • Zechariah Segovia
    Zechariah Segovia 5 months ago

    Don’t forget Kimmie Meissner was the 2nd US Lady to land a triple axel at competition then 3rd was Mirai

    • lsr asr
      lsr asr 5 months ago +1

      I believe Kimmie landed hers at US nationals in 2005 which was not international competition. And apparently Kimmie's was under rotated per international standards I have read. I think Mirai meant to say 2nd american lady to land the 3A in international competition. Tonya being the 1st in 1991 at the Worlds (she landed it first at Minneapolis at US nationals but that was not international competition).

  • lsr asr
    lsr asr 5 months ago +2

    We are now up to 9 ladies who have landed a triple axel in international competition. Alysa Liu the new US ladies champion at 13 years old landed 2 triple axels in her LP. She landed one at the Asian open in 2018 which was international. We are now up to 3 ladies landing a 3A at the olympics, Midori, Mao and Mirai. there is a distict possibility both Rika and Alysa will land a 3A at the 2022 olympics. Credit Midori probably the greatest technical skater ever for starting the push forward in ladies skating by landing the 1st triple axel internationally at the NHK in 1988 and then Tonya landing it at the 1991 US championships. Mirai has joined a select group and it is well deserved.

  • Max Caulfield
    Max Caulfield 6 months ago

    Shes so naturally pretty

  • Kaelyn’s Life
    Kaelyn’s Life 6 months ago

    I went ice skating last night and broke my wrist can I get some likes. My wrist reallyyyyyy hurts

  • Bloom Studios
    Bloom Studios 6 months ago

    She’s a major inspiration for me 💖😁,

  • Ella Johns
    Ella Johns 6 months ago

    People don't realise how aerodynamically difficult this sport is

  • Elza Chipman
    Elza Chipman 6 months ago

    'im going for a jump no one else is going for'
    Russian juniors: hMHmmmmm?

  • Chloe Wells
    Chloe Wells 6 months ago

    She's so beautiful!

  • MusicPoetrySong
    MusicPoetrySong 7 months ago

    What`s the name of that equipment on 1:14 which improves the jumps? Answer please if you know.

  • kamile
    kamile 7 months ago

    I just watched a 12 year old girl do it I'm proud of everyone who can land it it's such an amazing experience

  • Anastasia Desroches
    Anastasia Desroches 7 months ago

    Can you do a video on how to be able to cross your feet in a axel jump? I have the jump just need to cross my feet but it’s hard.

  • Darcy The Awesome
    Darcy The Awesome 7 months ago +1

    2 words
    Tonya Harding IS BOSS

  • Dayna Vergone
    Dayna Vergone 7 months ago

    I’m dizzy... 🤢

  • Elizabeth Morvan
    Elizabeth Morvan 8 months ago +2

    I am 10 years old and can do all my doubles except for a double axel. I am Star 8 in Canadian skating.

    • Elizabeth Morvan
      Elizabeth Morvan 5 months ago

      lsr asr tank you! That is my goal! But, now I have landed my double axel and I am working on triple toe loop

    • lsr asr
      lsr asr 5 months ago +1

      keep at it. maybe we will be watching you perform at the 2026 olympics.

    • valserella
      valserella 7 months ago

      that's amazing! good for you :)

  • Sunset Gao
    Sunset Gao 8 months ago

    0:12 Me on a double flip.

  • NatieG_ 24
    NatieG_ 24 8 months ago

    Wow!!!! I can do a single axel, but u can do a triple axel amazing

  • Unknown Character
    Unknown Character 8 months ago

    My childhood dream is to become a Olympic ice skater I’ve never even been on ice
    2 months later and I can skate! I’m officially taking skating lessons! I’m so happy where I am at the momenta, and I’m looking forward to start doing jumps,spins and all that stuff!

  • Borahae Saranghe
    Borahae Saranghe 9 months ago

    Who else came here to see how yuzuru hanyu does this thing like 3 times each competition

  • MoanYoongles
    MoanYoongles 9 months ago

    I hope to be a skater like you, yesterday it was my first time to do a pirouette with me leggs crossed, sorry for my bad English, I'm Swedish ❤️🇸🇪

  • Buttercup Plays
    Buttercup Plays 9 months ago

    Omg that’s. At the broadmoar I go there every competition

  • O’Brien FPV
    O’Brien FPV 10 months ago

    I play hockey but I occasionally jump around 😂

  • Anika
    Anika 11 months ago

    That beilman though 💕

  • Shiro Sosano
    Shiro Sosano 11 months ago

    Soo amaziiiing , Mirai !!!

  • 이쁘니챌
    이쁘니챌 Year ago


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  • Courtney W.
    Courtney W. Year ago

    Ummm. I can’t even do two

  • Thicc Weave
    Thicc Weave Year ago

    *I am going for a jump that no one else is going for*

    Sees the load of figure skaters at Pyeongchang 2018 that did quad and triple axels

      BAILEYSL Year ago

      disagree with me and exactly which other female skaters performed quad and triple axels? Just curious 😉

  • Mikaela Tindugan
    Mikaela Tindugan Year ago +1

    Her scorpion in the thumbnail is better than mine....crying

  • Marily L.
    Marily L. Year ago

    Ok your so good I’m practicing my 2 axel!!!!

  • Matt G.
    Matt G. Year ago

    what an airhead.

  • Karoline Queennest

    i literally sprained my ankle trying to stand on the ice

  • charlotte airey
    charlotte airey Year ago

    Love ya💖 can’t believe u did it I’m soooo proud x

  • Shikuya
    Shikuya Year ago

    its such an insane jump jeez, she's such a strong woman I love her

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  • Autumn Towne
    Autumn Towne Year ago

    You go girl!! I'm so excited for her

  • L T
    L T Year ago

    未来ちゃん頑張ってね^ ^

  • HeyItzBrianna
    HeyItzBrianna Year ago

    them pianos tho (the skates by Edea but are $$$)

  • Jonathan Wallach
    Jonathan Wallach Year ago +1

    For those who don't know, those harnesses have been around for 50 years. This is not new.

  • i-am-a cloud
    i-am-a cloud Year ago +1

    Wow. Just Tonya Harding and her. She had more training and help tho. Tonya just did that triple axel on her own.

  • שלי רוזמן

    She did it!! So proud of her ❤️

  • Nightclub Sounds
    Nightclub Sounds Year ago

    I love this girl sm💞💞💘

  • Inner Mind Sports

    Neuroscience is leading the way on these complex moves. We program them into the brain each day with my athletes. This work is excellent. Call Coach Lorie Pulliam to know more at Inner Mind In Canada we are on the threshold of this research and would love to have figure skaters involved in the horizontal sightline. Mirai is a pleasure to watch.

  • mallory
    mallory Year ago

    She may not have landed it in the free skate but she is still such a talented skater, hoping for her to come back and get the gold in 2022.

  • Jessica Chubet
    Jessica Chubet Year ago

    js-toyna had to do it on her own without any help like this......epic

  • Bella Deakin
    Bella Deakin Year ago

    And she did it perfectly

  • Katie Stanford
    Katie Stanford Year ago +361

    There she is doing all this fancy spinning when I can’t even take a step without falling over

    • Louie Rivera
      Louie Rivera 5 months ago +1

      First step is marching on the ice and using the wall for balance. Once you can march comfortably and balanced, then skating should be little easier. I started skating 3 years ago when I was 32 and it took 2 people to get me over to my first class. If I can do it, you can too.

    • AlexYTvlogs
      AlexYTvlogs 7 months ago +2

      Can’t relate lol

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      keilana m Year ago


  • Kasturi Perumal
    Kasturi Perumal Year ago

    And then I think about Yuri..

  • Vanillasama
    Vanillasama Year ago +304

    The amount of comments saying “well Tonya Harding didn’t have all that equipment but she could do it” to put mirai down is just? So stupid? Congrats to tonya but she’s not skating anymore for obvious reasons and Mirai is our Olympian athlete as of right now. Don’t put down her achievements dang

    • Ladonna Carlson
      Ladonna Carlson Month ago

      @DeathBecomesHer lol What truth? You seriously think jump harness werent around in the 80's and 90's. You seriously don't think Tonya used them? Ignorance.
      Too bad Tonya had horrible morals and sportmanship. And no she is not the best jumper and definately not a top skater.

    • Ladonna Carlson
      Ladonna Carlson Month ago +1

      They had the jump harness back in Tonya's days. 🙄
      Mirdori Ito and Tonya were muscles which takes away from being graceful on the ice.
      This skater is graceful and getting her jumps without heavy weight lifting.

    • Uniaza Oof
      Uniaza Oof 3 months ago +1

      DeathBecomesHer Tonya's accomplishments do not take away Mirai's accomplishments. Also, It's actually not the truth because they did have this equipment back then, so sorry sweetheart.

    • DeathBecomesHer
      DeathBecomesHer 4 months ago

      It's not putting her down to point out the truth. If that makes her look bad, oh well. Tonya's not skating anymore but that doesn't take away her accomplishments and the fact that she is the best American woman jumper in history. Sorry sweetheart ♥️🙏

    • Jonathan Wallach
      Jonathan Wallach Year ago +16

      They did have that equipment during Tonya's era. In fact they show lots of video of people using harnesses in many different ways in the 80s.

  • Alya Caatellanos
    Alya Caatellanos Year ago

    Yes queen

  • SunnyBunnyPet 781

    Didn't Patrick Chan attempt this?

  • Amanda Tetz
    Amanda Tetz Year ago

    It was so thrilling to watch her hit it at Pyeongchang!

  • Sone2539
    Sone2539 Year ago +2

    Congrats! You just did land the jump :D

  • LarryIsReal-ChangeMyMind

    she did it!

  • Linds
    Linds Year ago

    This is so inspirational, congratulations on landing the Triple Axel Mirai!! Represent

  • Gary Brown
    Gary Brown Year ago

    God bless her

  • S. Y.
    S. Y. Year ago

    Such an incredible beautiful video! You go girl! My hero :)

  • CE Malley
    CE Malley Year ago

    Did she land the jump in competition?

  • v
    v Year ago

    and she did it!!

  • Elaine
    Elaine Year ago

    I doubt tonya harding had to work this hard to do the triple axel.

  • Aidan Anchaya
    Aidan Anchaya Year ago

    SHE DID IT!!!

  • Ella Bender
    Ella Bender Year ago

    I’m a figure skater and I got my triple axel last year I am trying to be the first person to land the quadruple axel

  • soft blankets
    soft blankets Year ago

    Can't even roller blade