Pyeongchang Olympics 2018: HISTORIC Triple Axel, Plus a CRAZY Wardrobe Malfunction

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24/01/2018 Please note: This is the Four Continents Championships in Taipei, not the Olympics Team Event in South Korea

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: Subscribe to our channel! 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: Want to see Tonya' Harding's routine? You can find one version here: 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. is a news website that helps you cut through the noise and understand what's really driving the events in the headlines. Check out Watch our full video catalog: Follow Vox on Facebook: Or Twitter:

This Is Why Mirai Nagasu's Historic Triple Axel Is So Important | Talko News

Mirai Nagasu makes Olympic history at the 2018 winter games. Subscribe: ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Presented by Allison Friery ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Other Videos you might like: Kylie Jenner Is BACK And Has Already Lost All The Baby Weight 10 Real Stories From The Olympic Village You Need To Hear ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Mirai Nagasu made Olympic history when she became the first woman to land a triple axel at the Olympics for Team USA. The difficult figure skating jump has been landed before, but never by an American skater. Why is this so important? You'll have to watch to find out! Have you been following the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics... let us know in the comments below! ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Our Social Media: Facebook: Twitter: Instagram: ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- For more videos and articles visit:

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If you have yet to tune into the 2018 Winter Olympics, you may want to rethink your priorities because Team U.S.A just set the bar pretty freaking high.

The tables have officially turned following last night’s figure skating competition in Pyeongchang when U.S. figure skater Mirai Nagasu, hailing from Arcadia, California, took the ice to perform her highly anticipated routine where she would attempt to land a triple axel.

And FYI guys, SHE LANDED IT. And not only did she land it, but she landed it with such poise and not a single wobble… why am I still talking? ROLL THE TAPES.

So not only has Mirai become the first American woman to land the triple axel in the Olympics, but she is the third EVER to accomplish the rare feat in the women’s free skate.

And I just have to point out that landing a triple axel in figure skating terms, is like… completing a Rubiks cube or like not making a fool of yourself on a first date, or IDK just something that’s nearly impossible.

The 24-year-old was the first to skate of the five women, and just 21 seconds in, set the tone for what would be the toughest competition to follow. Naturally this land, along with a flawless routine generated a standing ovation from the entire arena. Team U.S.A ended up taking home the bronze medal last night, but I’m thinking this personal feat for Mirai will go on to mean more than a medal ever will.

In some not-so-fortunate news, South Korean skater Yura Min suffered a wardrobe malfunction during her routine alongside her partner Alexander Gamelin, when the top of her outfit began slipping off her shoulders.

Without even blinking, she quickly adjusted her arms to prevent the leotard from slipping any further — oh, and all while continuing to crush her routine. Photos and videos quickly made their rounds on social media, causing panic among viewers, but thankfully Yura kept her composure, and Alexander even came to her rescue, helping pull her top back up before anything drastic were to really happen. Talk about one heck of a partner!

Seriously though, guys, I mean what I said when I mentioned that you HAVE to tune into the 2018 Olympics – these were just two examples of the craziness that has and undoubtedly will ensure over the next couple weeks, but right now I want to know what you thought of Mirai’s triple axel land so get to talking down here in the comments, and be sure to give team USA some love.

After that, click right over here to see all the rage on these fat unicorn cakes… seriously, I’m not making this up. Thanks for hanging out with me here on Newsfeed, I’m your girl Joslyn Davis and I’ll see you next time.

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