Adam Rippon Is Boycotting The Olympic Visit To The White House

Adam Rippon Is Boycotting The Olympic Visit To The White House

Adam Rippon Is Boycotting The Olympic Visit To The White House

Nagasu was competing at the games in Pyeongchang when she landed the elusive move. Only two other American women have even landed it at any competition: Tonya Harding in 1991 and Kimmie Meissner in 2005. The axel takes off from a forward outside edge, rotates in the direction of the take-off edge, and lands on the opposite foot on a back outside edge.

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Skating a stellar routine in the women's free skate portion of the team competition, she began with a clean triple axel and then went on to nail eight other triple jumps, including a triple flip and triple salchow combination as she helped America claim bronze. "I could tell from the first lesson when I worked with her that she was special", he added.

On being the first American to land the move at the Olympics, Nagasu was effusive.

She was snubbed for Sochi in 2014 despite finishing third in the USA nationals as the selectors handed the Olympic berth to Ashley Wagner, who finished fourth.

Whilst Nagasu is born to Japanese parents, she chose to relinquish her Japanese-American dual citizenship once she turned 22. Tennell and 2017 USA champ Karen Chen could be more of a threat in 2024 in Beijing. Figure Skating Championships that same year, but fourth-place finisher Ashley Wagner was chosen for the Olympics due to her global resume.

Canada may have taken home gold in the team event, but it was two American skaters, Mirai Nagasu and Adam Rippon, who stole the show. Although Canada won gold and Russian Federation silver, it was Mirai Nagasu whose star shone brightest, landing a historic triple axel, making her the first American woman to nail the rare jump in the Olympics. Russian Mikhail Kolyada received a score of 173.57 and Rippon had the third-highest mark with 172.98. His name trended worldwide on Twitter Sunday night.

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