Best moments from the 2018 Olympics

Winter Olympics. The 24-year-old, according to Yahoo Sports, became the second American woman to successfully pull off the triple axel at an worldwide competition - the last time a woman did that was 27 years ago, and her name was Tonya Harding. Japanese skating icon Mao Asada was the only skater to complete a triple axel during the Sochi Olympics, but even she fell when she first attempted the jump during her short program and under-rotated it.

Mirai Nagasu shows her delight after nailing a triple axel in the figure skating team event in PyeongChang.

Nagasu says that while in general she turns to comedy and laughter to reduce pressure at big events like the Olympics, overcoming the heartbreak of missing the Sochi team was tough.

During the Olympics, mere athletes become legends right before our eyes.

More importantly, he finished ahead of Italian skater Matteo Rizzo to build on the USA cushion. Four Continents Champion Kaori Sakamoto finished in fifth for Team Japan.

Mirai Nagasu of the United States performs in the free skate at the Winter Olympics.

"It felt worth the 28-year wait, you know?"

But that didn't stop Jamie Anderson from winning the USA a second gold in women's snowboard slopestyle, a day after Red Gerard won the first in the men's event. His only mistake was an underrotation call on his triple Lutz. "We're going to get through this together".

He finished with 172.9 points, less than a point behind Russian skater Mikhail Kolyada and less than seven points behind Patrick Chan, part of the winning Canadian squad.

And Yamaguchi never landed a triple Axel. However, he recovered to land a quad toe and five triples in the second half of the program. She place fifth and later fourth at the Southwest Pacific Regional Championships.

But I'm very fortunate that I'm American and so I'll be the first USA lady to have landed the triple axel.

They skated better than well. This week we're pulling out some of the Olympics most weird stories. We're all happy to see a member of the Avs family achieve success in her first sport - in this case, figure skating. "For him to close the restaurant even for a week and to come watch me skate, it means the world to me".

Just thinking about it makes my head spin, so I'll just stick to watching the professionals.

Following Nagasu's free skate, the US brother-and-sister duo of Maia and Alex Shibutani finished second in the free dance.

"I'm really proud of the effort that we put forth this week", Alex said.

Nagasu made some figure skating history, accomplishing her rare feat just 21 seconds into the womens free skate.

"I feel really great", the 24-year-old told Reuters after the routine. The European silver medalists earned a free skate score of 110.43.

  • Salvatore Jensen