Mirai Nagasu loves the challenge of triple axel | ESPN

  • Published on Feb 12, 2018
  • Figure skater Mirai Nagasu became the first American woman to land a triple axel at the Olympics and she says she put in "time and effort" to build her repertoire.
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Comments • 45

  • Amaki
    Amaki Year ago

    Why are people debating whether she is 'Asian' or 'fake American'? Ethnically Japanese, holds American citizenship. She use to hold Japanese citizenship but gave that up at age 22. Is this hard to understand? Just appreciate her amazing and inspiring skating.

  • Eric Smith
    Eric Smith Year ago

    Difficult to pull off? It'd be more difficult to pull out.

  • Lun Hing
    Lun Hing Year ago +1

    Damn she thicc ESPN let me interview her

  • syy anon
    syy anon Year ago

    First "American". lol

    • Hypax
      Hypax Year ago +1


    • syy anon
      syy anon Year ago

      :( lol

    • Xavier.
      Xavier. Year ago +1

      syy anon it does tho.......

    • syy anon
      syy anon Year ago +1

      I see. so that confirms it for me I guess. American Citizenship = American. thanks.

    • Lynn Cai
      Lynn Cai Year ago +7

      Mirai Nagasu was born and raised in the US her whole entire life. She did have dual Japanese-American citizenship at one point, but she relinquished her Japanese citizenship at the age of 22 because Japanese law only allows dual citizenship up to that age. She is just as American as anybody else on Team USA.

  • Banana Gurk
    Banana Gurk Year ago

    She’s so beautiful and did a truly amazing routine but will people please stop saying she was the first American woman to do a triple axel? The first American woman to do that was Tonya Harding and she did 2 in just one rotinue.

    • Céhad Dunebuggy
      Céhad Dunebuggy Year ago

      They're not saying she is the first American woman to do a triple axel. They're saying she is the first American woman to do it at the Olympics. It even says that under the video description.

    • Lynn Cai
      Lynn Cai Year ago

      Mirai is the first American woman to land the triple Axel at the Olympics. Tonya was the first one to land it in competition, but not at the Olympics.

  • Peggy Liu
    Peggy Liu Year ago +6

    Took the biggest risk someone could take on live tv, in front of the world, representing a country, putting your future career on the line,,,,,,, And SUCCEEDED! That takes guts! Congrats a thousand times over!

  • Karl Tanner, the FOOKIN LEGEND

    She should be sucking on my ballsack

  • Jason Vegan
    Jason Vegan Year ago

    wow, she's sooo pretty!!

  • BC Bob
    BC Bob Year ago +1

    Wonder what else she can triple...

    • alberto Reyes
      alberto Reyes Year ago +1

      DatNiqqa I think he meant if she can fit triple dicks in her mouth or vagina

    • Nixelz
      Nixelz Year ago

      Sinjinbin64 Sinjinbin64 ....

    • DatNiqqa
      DatNiqqa Year ago

      Sinjinbin64 Sinjinbin64 I don't get it

  • Nate
    Nate Year ago +1


  • Brandon H
    Brandon H Year ago +1

    She is a fake asian

    • sss Snow
      sss Snow Year ago

      Number1hightech Bigdramashow it’s not jap u could say jpn or just Japanese

    • gdbsb bdbbdbd
      gdbsb bdbbdbd Year ago


    • sss Snow
      sss Snow Year ago

      Your opinion is so racist

    • scartissuex1
      scartissuex1 Year ago +2

      She's an American. If she was white would she be fake European?

    • sss Snow
      sss Snow Year ago

      What do u mean fake?

    MAZINGER Z Year ago +6

    She is the GOAT.

  • Nicholaus Rogers
    Nicholaus Rogers Year ago +1

    Mirai Nagasu. Real steel. Go girl!

  • Darius King
    Darius King Year ago

    I thought I read "triple anal" 😂😔💀

  • Lynariz Gerardine
    Lynariz Gerardine Year ago +2

    Omg I'm so glad I watched it, that was amazing

  • FBI Agent
    FBI Agent Year ago +1

    I want to bust a nut on her face.

  • savage t Aesthetic Knight

    Its very difficult to pull off. Second only to the mythical Iron Lotus in Doubles.
    Best of luck. 😂😆 Damn it if I wasn't so mad at the Korean govt I might have had a lot of fun there.

    • savage t Aesthetic Knight
      savage t Aesthetic Knight Year ago

      Lynn Cai 😂😂😂 Thats really cool. She seems awesome. I watched her performance and it was beautiful.

    • Lynn Cai
      Lynn Cai Year ago +1

      what's really interesty is that when asked about the Iron Lotus in a live reddit session, Mirai joked that she would like to attempt the maneuver XD

  • david friend
    david friend Year ago +37

    She's beautiful