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Why the triple axel is such a big deal Triple axels can turn female skaters into legends. Part I: Mirai Nagasu (USA):

Feb 12, 2018; Pyeongchang, South Korea; Mirai Nagasu (USA) skates in the figure skating singles event during the Pyeongchang 2018 Olympic Winter Games at Gangneung Ice Arena. 246 more words

When Dreams Become True

Why the triple axel is such a big deal Triple axels can turn female skaters into legends. Part I: Mirai Nagasu (USA):

Feb 12, 2018; Pyeongchang, South Korea; Mirai Nagasu (USA) skates in the figure skating singles event during the Pyeongchang 2018 Olympic Winter Games at Gangneung Ice Arena. 246 more words

When Dreams Become True

First Triple Axel: Midori ITO 1989; and 1991 Tonya Harding, Mirai Nagusu 2018:

First Triple Axel in women figure skating, done in an officiel competition: 1989 Worlds in Paris Midori Ito (Japan).*

*it is mentioned; that US-figure skater: Tiffany Chin (USA) landed a real achievement in exhibition/training 1982/1983, aged 14 or 15 years old;  of first triple axel in history: 87 more words

True Great Legends:

alexafs2018 reblogged this on EISKUNSTLAUF-Legenden : legends and shooting stars and commented:

The Triple Axel is still the most powerful jump of the Queens in figure skating, but today it starts the area/reigningship of Quads in women figure skating: Alexandra Trusova (RUSSIA) 4S &4T, 4S/3T.

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At the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics, Mirai Nagasu became the first American woman to land a triple axel in an Olympic event, just the third woman ever to accomplish this feat. 69 more words

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Day 21 of Writing-#tbt #Pyeongchang Olympics

4 years ago, I remember struggling to search everywhere online for clips of the Sochi Winter Olympics (heck! I even forgot it was in Sochi; I thought it was in Canada!); I had just entered my first year of college and I remember thinking at the time that it sucked to miss out on this once in every four years event, because for the most part, it was a tradition for my family and I to watch the Olympics. 826 more words

Mid-Olympics Round Up: PyeongChang 2018

One week down in Pyeongchang. One week to go of me pretending I know how scoring works in every sport.¬†Despite the fact it’s been cold and windy in South Korea, athletes are giving their all and we’re still rooting for our faves to win medals. 890 more words

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