Why the triple axel is such a big deal

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  • Опубликовано: 12 фев 2018
  • Triple axels can turn skaters into legends. This is why.
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    Note: The video states Mirai Nagasu was the second American to land a triple axel in competition (this was recorded before her Olympic success). In 2005, American Kimmy Miessner completed a triple axel in national competition, though not world competition. You can read about it here: www.espn.com/olympics/news/story?id=1967992
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    In this episode of Vox Almanac, Phil Edwards explores the triple axel and why it's such a big deal. The figure skating jump is legendary among ice skaters, from Tonya Harding's 1991 triple axel to modern icon Mirai Nagasu's attempts in competition. It turns out that the physics of the triple axel makes it a uniquely difficult jump - and one worth learning about.
    As a forward-edge jump, the mechanics of a triple axel requires technical acumen from skaters while they still try to maintain an artistically interesting performance. Pioneers like Midori Ito and Tonya Harding had to jump, ramp up rotation speed, and then land all while trying to look good. This effort set them apart from competitors like Nancy Kerrigan, but it wasn't easy to land a triple axel in competition.
    And that difficulty might be why the triple axel endures as the pinnacle of figure skating performance - and why it's sure to light up the 2018 Winter Olympics as well.
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Комментарии • 2 808

  • Just a cat and a dog
    Just a cat and a dog 6 часов назад

    At the end Tonya looked so happy when she landed and it made me happy lol

  • The Last Mohikan
    The Last Mohikan 10 дней назад

    Poor Tonya, fooking court....

  • Emma G
    Emma G 11 дней назад

    Who else is trying to do an axel? Evil evil axel

  • brih Mendiola
    brih Mendiola 11 дней назад

    If you think about it, Tonya Harding was a great skater not just because she landed a Triple Axel, but what she went through to land it.

  • Electro Fan
    Electro Fan 14 дней назад

    Lol now she is on world's dumbest. 😂. Still a cool chick though.

  • Nc Demon
    Nc Demon 16 дней назад

    In my opinion Victor is a batter ice skater than Tanya...

    • Jessica Messica
      Jessica Messica 14 дней назад

      Nc Demon clearly you know nothing about figure skating ...

  • Nc Demon
    Nc Demon 16 дней назад

    Yuri on ice...

  • Lisa Mari Arellanes
    Lisa Mari Arellanes 19 дней назад

    A triple axel is no longer a big deal if you have to unfairly, and brutally, try to take down your opponent. I'm sorry it is very hard to stomach anything about Tonya at this point. Full of lies and trying to make herself out to be innocent! It is pathetic so much attention is given to her. If she overheard a conversation of people taking down her opponent........and yet, continued on with that knowledge.....my opinion,....incredibly guilty. That triple axel is very hard to even view! A Hollywood movie on how innocent she is, is pathetic!

  • Casey Miller
    Casey Miller 19 дней назад

    It's way easier than The "Iron Lotus"! Mad props to Jimmy McElroy and Chaz Michael Michaels for sticking it in competition back in '07!

  • alicenlucy
    alicenlucy 19 дней назад

    Who edited this? It's so good

  • Luis Zhu
    Luis Zhu 20 дней назад

    Annoying video.

  • AvatarTTfan
    AvatarTTfan 21 день назад

    ok but triple axel is pretty normal in male ice skating so, is it a womans thing that its more difficult because of size?

  • Alexandrina de Phénix-Dauphinais
    Alexandrina de Phénix-Dauphinais 23 дня назад

    Consider the following: Quadruple axle

  • Dazie Diamond
    Dazie Diamond 23 дня назад

    I'm just gonna go with singing it's easier

  • maya q
    maya q 24 дня назад

    It took 3:15 to show the complete triple axel, before that just babbling details about what wasn’t yet shown, making it hard to get, and that’s the typical RUclip need for attention syndrome

  • Aymaan .T
    Aymaan .T 26 дней назад +1

    Guys I need to know something. In the movie or in real life, why did everyone know(in the competition) that Tonya was going to attempt the Triple Axel? Why did everyone know she was gonna do it?

  • Dan Monson
    Dan Monson Месяц назад

    Kimmie Meissner, also, landed a triple axel in competition. So, that makes 3 American women, not 2, who have landed this jump.

    • Dan Monson
      Dan Monson Месяц назад

      The video stated at 1:02 that, "Mirai Nagasu's the only other American woman to land a triple axel in competition." It did not state international competitions. You are correct about international competitions, though.

    • lsr asr
      lsr asr Месяц назад

      Dan Monson - Kimmie landed hers at US Nationals, not international competition. Only 2 american women Tonya and Mirai have landed the triple axel in international competition, Tonya at 1991 Worlds and Mirai 2018 Olympics.

  • 時岡さなえ
    時岡さなえ Месяц назад

    Oh is that machine called zamboni? Never heard of it called that before

  • NS
    NS Месяц назад

    Would have liked to hear from Tonya and Midori Ito.

  • Park Jimin is my light
    Park Jimin is my light Месяц назад

    You didn't land this edit.

  • Alejandro Gil Hernandez
    Alejandro Gil Hernandez Месяц назад

    I need the soundtrack used in this video, please.

  • Rachel Wharton
    Rachel Wharton Месяц назад

    That editing drove me bonkers 😒 The whole time I was trying to understand the move so I could appreciate it and they would start to show the move and I would think, "Ah yes, here it is," and then they WOULD CUT AWAY. Then I was just annoyed with whatever they would show or say afterwards. Not even sure how many times that exact thought sequence happened during the whole thing. I'm definitely not watching again to count.

  • Queen Mao Asada
    Queen Mao Asada Месяц назад

    Kimmie Meisner

  • Anthony Yannuzzi
    Anthony Yannuzzi Месяц назад

    Tonya Harding turned it and deserves more credit.

  • Pepins Spot
    Pepins Spot Месяц назад

    This poor woman. Her life was truly awful. That movie should've come out immediately after the Olympics. I really hope she is happy now, she deserves it.

  • Helen Lim
    Helen Lim Месяц назад

    A video of 3A without any mention of mao asada?? This is unacceptable

  • anindita sarkar
    anindita sarkar Месяц назад

    Tanya is far better than her rival. I don't think she hurt her.

  • Rajiv Jadhav
    Rajiv Jadhav Месяц назад

    Me: it's 3 am i should sleep (know nothing about figure skating)
    Brain: watch Why the triple axel is such a big deal

  • Fanny Moring
    Fanny Moring Месяц назад

    Why does this look like a serious video edited by a shitposter

  • fb1993
    fb1993 Месяц назад

    1:36 to speed all those things we don't care about 🌝

  • GOD CREATES
    GOD CREATES Месяц назад

    I couldn't skate, even if I were riding on Tonya's back. Is there anything Tonya Harding cannot do? Seriously, I am so amazed by her. All her life, she has overcome every problem/ obstacle like the true Champion she is. Not WAS ... IS. She is an amazing woman. Don't bother replying with an insult, I see the truth. And if you will look at this woman's life with new glasses, you will see the truth as well. If you look up the words, "fortitude, amazing, phenomenal, hero and champion, you will recognize these traits in Tonya Harding. God loves you Tonya, you are worthy.

  • Quintin Garvin
    Quintin Garvin Месяц назад

    She had batman

  • Ivan Najakov
    Ivan Najakov Месяц назад

    Simple, If she has a nice butt, the centrifugal force causes her skirt to rise, the beauty of this act is added to the beauty of what is usually hidden beneath her skirt.
    Is this magic or what?

  • Sup ItzKittie_
    Sup ItzKittie_ 2 месяца назад

    Freakin a single Axel kills me. I look up to ppl who can do a triple axel.

  • saturnfan32x
    saturnfan32x 2 месяца назад

    I found the production of this clip infuriating. . . . and I don't know why.

  • Taylor Jean
    Taylor Jean 2 месяца назад

    0:21 gymnopedie omg ❤️❤️

  • Alisha L
    Alisha L 2 месяца назад

    It’s not “The Target Center.” It’s just “Target Center.” At least this was better than Vox’s stupid gun control videos and lecturing to us like we are children.

  • kittie pride
    kittie pride 2 месяца назад

    I disliked because of that dumb ending

  • Professional Icecream!
    Professional Icecream! 2 месяца назад

    MOMENT OF TRUTH

  • Rebecca Patch
    Rebecca Patch 2 месяца назад

    Mirai 💓💓💓💓💓💓💓

  • 1besieged
    1besieged 2 месяца назад

    Triple Threat TONYA Harding Triple Axel!!!!! #1 BEST on EARTH!!

  • Gregory Rose III
    Gregory Rose III 2 месяца назад

    Nice job tonya!

  • Cepherneeze 157
    Cepherneeze 157 2 месяца назад

    Gee, really love watching a 5 minute video with terrible editing that doesnt even allow a clear watch of the source material until 4 minutes into the video...

  • Daylin Richardson
    Daylin Richardson 2 месяца назад

    1:22 I’m confused

  • Selena Books
    Selena Books 2 месяца назад

    I can do a triple visit to the fridge.

  • alexander bakulin
    alexander bakulin 2 месяца назад

    can they just say that unlike other triples, triple axel is not actually a triple, but a 3.5 rotations jump.

  • KK R
    KK R 3 месяца назад

    What?

  • yuzuru hanyu
    yuzuru hanyu 3 месяца назад

    quad are like 10times harder

  • small footprint
    small footprint 3 месяца назад +1

    It was an epic moment. I still remember it to this day and can feel the emotions of watching her make that jump.

    • Margo Jannuzi
      Margo Jannuzi 2 месяца назад

      Yes, Tonya Harding rocked that triple axle like a champ. What a skater!

  • sportsocks
    sportsocks 3 месяца назад +1

    show me triple axel please

  • health
    health 3 месяца назад +1

    where the triple axel

  • luisqsk
    luisqsk 3 месяца назад +1

    Your stupid video just doesn't let me see anything of the diagram, what are you? some type of silly magazine?

  • Afterox
    Afterox 3 месяца назад

    ruclip.com/video/sKMMe0y_B7Y/видео.html
    and then...

  • eizhowa
    eizhowa 3 месяца назад +4

    The expression she makes when she realizes she will be able to fully complete the jump without falling is pure gold.

  • lsr asr
    lsr asr 3 месяца назад +6

    If you are going to do a feature on ladies performing the triple axel, Midori Ito comes first. Not only as the 1st woman to complete the triple axel in world competition, but also the 1st woman to complete the triple axel at the Olympics. Her triple axels are always rated the best. Tonya only learned to do the triple axel because she saw Midori do it at the NHK competition in Japan in 1990. If you want to see a perfect triple axel watch Midori's long program skate at the 1990 Worlds at Halifax. In all 3 broadcasts of the competition, U.S., Canada and U.K. the commentators said it was the most incredible jump ever performed in world competition by a female competitor. Toller Cranston, the famous Canadian figure skater who was doing the Canadian broadcast said it was probably the best triple axel done at the competition including the men.

  • Forrest Taylor
    Forrest Taylor 3 месяца назад +2

    Why was this video edited like someone with epilepsy wanted to hurt themselves

  • mano fiske
    mano fiske 3 месяца назад

    The Asian chick is very quirky.

  • The Piper Report
    The Piper Report 3 месяца назад

    Yeah.. I have no idea what any of this but I just finished the movie I, Tonya and figured I would check out her famous Triple-Axel

  • Zach Schultz
    Zach Schultz 3 месяца назад

    Kimmie Meissner is shook by Vox's error.

  • Winnie Cho
    Winnie Cho 3 месяца назад

    the background totally completes this video,so pleasing

  • Minna Christal
    Minna Christal 3 месяца назад

    Sponsord by barbie

  • Myat Htoo
    Myat Htoo 3 месяца назад

    it's like you got to be on the right side of the tracks! Yay for Tonya technical only or not, it was a "historical" accomplishment!

  • alex8matt
    alex8matt 3 месяца назад +1

    Girls are landing quad lutzes, those are harder.

    • Qiqi Chia
      Qiqi Chia Месяц назад +1

      alex8matt 3A is hard because its takeoff is totally different from other jumps. Many men can land quads easily but fail to land 3A consistently. Ask Nathan Chen or Patrick chan.

    • Qiqi Chia
      Qiqi Chia Месяц назад +1

      alex8matt No girls have landed quad lutz in competition. Trusova's quad lutz is underrotated. So is the quad lutz of another eteri girl (cant recall her name), which is in fact a flutz.

  • Have An Ice Day
    Have An Ice Day 3 месяца назад

    Physics into poetry

  • isa bel
    isa bel 3 месяца назад +1

    ugh this guy annoys me, midori ito was the first women to land the triple axel EVER not just in world competition and why is he so focused on tonyas triple when midori did it first??

    • gwirith14
      gwirith14 Месяц назад

      Because Tonya was an American. Who also became the subject of a huge scandal.

  • Jackson Wald
    Jackson Wald 3 месяца назад

    The triple axel is the dark souls of skating

  • metalperslfx
    metalperslfx 3 месяца назад

    i always do a triple axle every time i step into the ring

  • Alice li
    Alice li 4 месяца назад

    I can do a tripple fart 💩

  • Tirion
    Tirion 4 месяца назад +3

    i first read it as " why triple axe is such a big deal"

  • StewNWT
    StewNWT 4 месяца назад

    Wrong. Kimmie Meissner also landed a triple axel in competition

    • lsr asr
      lsr asr 3 месяца назад +1

      Kimmie landed it in competition, but not internationally. As of today's date May 11, 2018 only 8 women have landed the triple axel in international competition, only 3 women to do it at the Olympic games.

  • please somebody find ja rule
    please somebody find ja rule 4 месяца назад

    this is the worst explanation of anything. so many distractions

  • The Tiller Willer!!!
    The Tiller Willer!!! 4 месяца назад

    1:23 I have that Barbie ououtfitthe skates 😂

  • Mahmoud El Arch
    Mahmoud El Arch 4 месяца назад

    4:18 "Historical" look at her creepy teeth... !

  • ama deus
    ama deus 4 месяца назад

    The editing on this is really obnoxious

  • GoddessZUnique
    GoddessZUnique 4 месяца назад

    For anyone lookin for the song at 1:20 it can be found in this list www.emipm.com/en/browse/labels/JM/156. The song is titled Jump, #16.

  • Anne C
    Anne C 4 месяца назад

    No. One must skate with a combination of such speed and with a powerful lift and thrust . One must have strong, muscular legs.

  • CHECK ENGINE
    CHECK ENGINE 4 месяца назад

    I still don't get it

  • thewitchking84
    thewitchking84 4 месяца назад

    god this video is a mess to watch.
    stop with this unneeded cuts.

  • Isabella Williams
    Isabella Williams 4 месяца назад

    Wth!! Why Barbie!!

  • j lee
    j lee 4 месяца назад

    Too bad Harding didn't get the gold for that. True champion.

  • souviendra
    souviendra 4 месяца назад

    Kimmie Meissner landed the triple axel in competition as well (2005 U.S. Nationals)

  • Hannah Clarissa Masilang
    Hannah Clarissa Masilang 4 месяца назад

    Then you’re gonna think about if one triple axel is historical, what should be 3 or 4 triple axel be? That’s what Asada Mao did in the Vancouver Olympics.

  • Ranjan Patra
    Ranjan Patra 4 месяца назад

    America ruined her carrier

  • Maeve O'Neill
    Maeve O'Neill 4 месяца назад

    Now that a man has explained it I understand

  • Chase Lapierre
    Chase Lapierre 4 месяца назад

    Vox. With the world's hard hitting issues.

  • Mabel Pines
    Mabel Pines 4 месяца назад

    I watched Yuri on Ice so I know

  • Lps Productions
    Lps Productions 5 месяцев назад

    One word fickle

  • Weles Inc
    Weles Inc 5 месяцев назад

    Alexandra Trusova made two quads in one skating program about one week ago.

  • Dizzle
    Dizzle 5 месяцев назад

    I've never seen anyone do it quite like Tonya. The strength, speed, execution, her form and even the landing were phenomenal. When you slow motion other skaters even Mirai Nagasu, you can point out several flaws and the landing looks rough with trying to keep their ankle straight, but not with Tonya. She made it look effortless, but I know it's not Lol

    • gwirith14
      gwirith14 Месяц назад

      Effortless? Midori Ito made it effortless, Tonya was always so off axis that you could wonder if she makes it or not.

  • zonkster909
    zonkster909 5 месяцев назад

    There's only one way to consider Harding... The only badass woman's figure skating champion in history.

  • Rosie Chubsie
    Rosie Chubsie 5 месяцев назад

    Also yuju from gfriend just kidding but she can also do it😂

  • Benjamín Gómez
    Benjamín Gómez 5 месяцев назад +1

    It bugs me very much the fact that they never show the actual jump completely or uncut. Why!!! It's incredibly unsatisfying!!!

  • Isis Penafort
    Isis Penafort 5 месяцев назад

    This gave chills! Crazy

  • heyras
    heyras 5 месяцев назад

    name of the song at 2:45, anyone?

  • Gabriela Torres
    Gabriela Torres 5 месяцев назад

    I can do a cartwheel

  • Fanny's LoA
    Fanny's LoA 5 месяцев назад

    What's with all these videos that try to be fancy with flashing images and mixing clips from different events, while NEVER getting to the point of the title?

  • Dee Ca.
    Dee Ca. 5 месяцев назад

    And here I am and I can barely jump. And not even with skates- I mean a normal jump.

  • Fritz Wunderlich
    Fritz Wunderlich 5 месяцев назад

    That girl looks like a Chinese - Maybe she's one of those immigrating atheletes?

  • Syafiq Norkhalim
    Syafiq Norkhalim 5 месяцев назад +5

    Video could honestly have been 3mins long instead of 5

  • Anthony Urbanski
    Anthony Urbanski 5 месяцев назад

    Tonya...did it first...end of story.

    • Anthony Urbanski
      Anthony Urbanski 3 месяца назад

      In America she sure did,I would die for her. She is a powerful,strong and a real American sweet heart.

    • lsr asr
      lsr asr 3 месяца назад

      Tonya was the 1st American to land the triple axel in international competition, but the 2nd woman to land the triple axel. Midori Ito was the 1st in 1988 and the 1st in world competition in 1989.