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.
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).
A performance for the record books by Mirai Nagasu, complete with a celebration we’ll remember for a long time. #BestOfUS #WinterOlympics https://t.co/NsNuy9F46h pic.twitter.com/ew8YKEYGzc
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ NBC Olympics (@NBCOlympics) February 12, 2018
AH-Mazing. Mirai’s peers weighed in:
That was a sloppy cry kind of skate! I├óΓé¼Γäóm standing in my living room! @mirai_nagasu What a TRIUMPH ├ó┬¥┬ñ├»┬╕┬Å #PyeongChang2018 pic.twitter.com/mUqNFLHFyA
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ Meryl Davis (@Meryl_Davis) February 12, 2018
So thrilled for @mirai_nagasu becoming the first woman from the @TeamUSA to land a Triple Axel in @Olympics competition.
Also for her perfect skate on Olympic Ice! @NBCOlympics #Pyeonchang2018 #FinishFirst Great things happen to good people!
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ Scott Hamilton (@ScottHamilton84) February 12, 2018
Just left filming to find out that @mirai_nagasu got her axel called clean in the team comp! So proud of this girl, such an inspiration with what she has done to her career ├░┼╕ΓÇÿ┼á├░┼╕ΓÇÿ┼á├░┼╕ΓÇÿ┼á
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ Ashley Wagner (@AshWagner2010) February 12, 2018
Even a few celebs had some nice things to say about Mirai’s HERstoric moment. Reese Witherspoon, Busy Philipps, and others added:
The story @Adaripp told about he & @mirai_nagasu being bummed together in 2014 & eating in-n-out is an amazing story of friendship and perseverance and redemption but ultimately just makes me want to eat In-N-Out.
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ Busy Philipps (@BusyPhilipps) February 12, 2018
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.]