U.S. Figure Skater Mirai Nagasu Makes History With Triple Axel Jump — See What Celebs & Former Olympians Are Saying About The Moment!

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So impressive!!

On Monday morning in South Korea, U.S. Olympic figure skater Mirai Nagasu made history as she became the very first American female to land a triple axel at the Winter Olympics.

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As the skating move is near impossible, several legends — including Meryl Davis, Kristi Yamaguchi, etc. — took to Twitter to sing Nagasu’s praises. Be sure to ch-ch-check out the historic moment AND the reactions for yourself (below).

AH-Mazing. Mirai’s peers weighed in:

Even a few celebs had some nice things to say about Mirai’s HERstoric moment. Reese Witherspoon, Busy Philipps, and others added:

Nagasu accomplished the daring move while performing her free skate for the figure skating team event. This, of course, made her a frontrunner for the rest of the competition. The triple axel also certainly helped Team USA land their team-wide bronze medal.

As for Mirai, she’s just happy that she’s made her nation proud. The now legend told People:

“It’s a lot of pressure and stress to come out here ├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ and it was my goal and my dream to be here and to be selected to the Olympic team, so I knew going into it the amount of responsibility that I was given, and so as athletes we want to represent our country to the best of our ability and you know ├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ Midori Ito, Mao Asada and now Mirai Nagasu, all of Japanese heritage.

But I’m very fortunate that I’m American and so I’ll be the first U.S. lady to have landed the triple axel. And so today is a day of accomplishment for me.”

Congrats, girl! We couldn’t be prouder of you!

[Image via NBC.]

Feb 12, 2018 8:23am PDT

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