Mirai Nagasu Wants To Make Even More Olympic History With More Triple Axels

Mirai Nagasu Wants To Make Even More Olympic History With More Triple Axels

Mirai Nagasu made Olympic history when she became the first US woman to land a triple axel in the team event at the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics — and she’s aiming to do it again.

Speaking with reporters in South Korea, the 24-year-old figure skater has two more triple axels planned — one in her short program and another in the long program.

“Maybe I’ll fall; maybe I’ll land it,” Mirai shared. “But right now my mind-set is I’m going to nail it. And I believe…I’m definitely going for it: No guts, no glory.”

She adds, “If I fall, I’ll take the fall and get up and keep going.”

Mirai is also hoping for a spot on that podium too — “I want it so badly. Like, I wanna be there. I want to prove myself, not just to myself, but to the judges.”

“And so I put a lot of pressure on myself because I wanna do well. But, I think, I think when I’m in that mindset, and with the right focus– I look back and think, ‘Oh my God, is that me? That’s (laughter) amazing.’ Like…and I just enjoy that performance aspect of skating.”

The ladies’ short program starts tonight @ 8PM ET/PT on NBC.

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