Mirai Nagasu makes history with triple axel At Winter Olympics

Figure skater Mirai Nagasu has become the first American woman to land the triple axel jump at the Winter Olympics.

The difficult jump, recently popularized in 2017’s Tonya Harding biopic I, Tonya, was landed by the film’s protagonist in 1991, then by Kimmie Meissner in 2005. Nagasu is the third American woman to pull off the maneuver in competitive skating.

On Twitter, fans ranging from Olympic gold medalist Kristi Yamaguchi to Reese Witherspoon cheered on the athlete’s accomplishment.

Looks Nagasu’s been warming up for this move since April.

Watch Nagasu leap into the history books below:

H/T Jezebel

Samantha Grasso

Samantha Grasso

Samantha Grasso is a former IRL staff writer for the Daily Dot with a reporting emphasis on immigration. Her work has appeared on Los Angeles Magazine, Death And Taxes, Revelist, Texts From Last Night, Austin Monthly, and she has previously contributed to Texas Monthly.