Mirai Nagasu’s performance at the 2018 Winter Olympics was unreal!
The performance as a whole was stellar, but she made history by completing a triple axel — the first ever by an American woman at the Olympics. The reaction from her fellow Americans watching her from the stands sums it all up.
Adam Rippon fist pumping at Nagasu’s milestone is all of us. Everyone on Twitter was as hyped as Rippon was seeing Nagasu’s triple axel. And with good reason!
MIRAI NAGASU SAVED AMERICA— vivien (@marinhondas) February 12, 2018
Can’t wait to see the Mirai Nagasu movie win a bunch of comedy awards at the golden globes in 7 years.— Christian Becker (@TheAmazingBeck) February 12, 2018
What’s it say about my hangover that I’ve cried twice watching figure skating? You go Mirai Nagasu! #USA— Steph (@dunndidthat) February 12, 2018
Mirai Nagasu makes me want to be better— Charlotte Wilder (@TheWilderThings) February 12, 2018
If you ever need some motivation, just go back and watch Nagasu pull off the triple axel. You will get the energy to accomplish whatever you want after that. You might even be able to run into a wall after watching the replays (but please don’t actually do that).
That long program, complete with a TRIPLE AXEL, from Mirai Nagasu was the epitome of COURAGE. No one would have blamed her if she left that element out for the team event. But NOPE, she went out guns blazing and made some American Olympic history! I still have goosebumps!— Chris Schleicher (@cschleichsrun) February 12, 2018
Same. Does rewatching the triple axel get rid of the goosebumps or does that just maintain them? Regardless, rewatch this incredible triple axel.
when your delivery comes way before the estimated arrival time pic.twitter.com/T4QsJgwl5O— Whitney McIntosh (@WhitneyM02) February 12, 2018