US figure skater makes history, landing triple axel at Olympics

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Alina Zagitova (OAR) - Gold Medal | Women's Free Skating | PyeongChang 2018

Alina Zagitova an Olympic Athlete from Russia delighted the crowd and judges with this routine to win the Women's Figure Skating Free Skate gold at the Winter Olympic Games 2018 in PyeongChang. See every Figure Skating performance from PyeongChang here: http://bit.ly/2oSuSF7 Subscribe to the official Olympic channel here: http://bit.ly/1dn6AV5 Visit the Olympic Channel, where the Games never end: http://www.olympicchannel.com

Why the triple axel is such a big deal

Triple axels can turn skaters into legends. This is why. Watch the rest of Skate Week, and our other sports explainers, here: http://bit.ly/2FfxM17 Subscribe to our channel! http://goo.gl/0bsAjO Note: The video states Mirai Nagasu was the second American to land a triple axel in competition (this was recorded before her Olympic success). In 2005, American Kimmy Miessner completed a triple axel in national competition, though not world competition. You can read about it here: http://www.espn.com/olympics/news/story?id=1967992 Want to see Tonya' Harding's routine? You can find one version here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MdC5G7CDvbI In this episode of Vox Almanac, Phil Edwards explores the triple axel and why it's such a big deal. The figure skating jump is legendary among ice skaters, from Tonya Harding's 1991 triple axel to modern icon Mirai Nagasu's attempts in competition. It turns out that the physics of the triple axel makes it a uniquely difficult jump — and one worth learning about. As a forward-edge jump, the mechanics of a triple axel requires technical acumen from skaters while they still try to maintain an artistically interesting performance. Pioneers like Midori Ito and Tonya Harding had to jump, ramp up rotation speed, and then land all while trying to look good. This effort set them apart from competitors like Nancy Kerrigan, but it wasn't easy to land a triple axel in competition. And that difficulty might be why the triple axel endures as the pinnacle of figure skating performance — and why it's sure to light up the 2018 Winter Olympics as well. Vox.com is a news website that helps you cut through the noise and understand what's really driving the events in the headlines. Check out http://www.vox.com. Watch our full video catalog: http://goo.gl/IZONyE Follow Vox on Facebook: http://goo.gl/U2g06o Or Twitter: http://goo.gl/XFrZ5H

Yulia Lipnitskaya's Phenomenal Free Program - Team Figure Skating | Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics

Relive the amazing free program of Russia's 15 year old Yulia Lipnitskaya from the Team Figure Skating event at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Games as she scores an incredible 141.51 Subscribe to the Olympic YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/olympic?sub_confirmation=1 Discover more about Sochi 2014: http://www.olympic.org/sochi-2014-winter-olympics

Aljona Savchenko and Bruno Massot (GER) - Gold Medal | Pairs Free Skating | PyeongChang 2018

Enjoy Aljona Savchenko and Bruno Massot of Germany's breathtaking Pairs Free Skating gold medal performance at the Winter Games 2018 at PyeongChang. See every Figure Skating performance from PyeongChang here: http://bit.ly/2oSuSF7 Subscribe to the official Olympic channel here: http://bit.ly/1dn6AV5 Visit the Olympic Channel, where the Games never end: http://www.olympicchannel.com

Yuna Kim - Free Skate - Ladies' Figure Skating | Vancouver 2010

Yuna Kim sets two Ladies' Figure Skating world records with her Free Skate performance at the 2010 Winter Olympic Games in Vancouver. Yuna Kim - Draw My Life: http://bit.ly/1TTEW98 Yuna Kim's tropical smoothie: http://bit.ly/1Tqt5ln Yuna Kim relives Vancouver 2010: http://bit.ly/1p7urVR Subscribe to the official Olympic channel here: http://bit.ly/1dn6AV5 Find more about the Olympic Games at http://www.olympic.org/olympic-games Follow your favourite athletes on the Olympic Athletes Hub: http://hub.olympic.org/

Mirai Nagasu, 24, did not make the 2014 Sochi Olympics team.

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