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Figure skater Mirai Nagasu became the first American woman to land a triple axel and Twitter went wild.

Figure skater Mirai Nagasu became the first American woman to land a triple axel and Twitter went wild.

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On Sunday night, figure skater Mirai Nagasu became the first American woman (and just the third woman ever) to land a triple axel jump during Olympic competition. The high-risk jump involves making three and a half rotations in the air, and then landing on one foot (and, of course, not falling immediately afterward).

According to Yahoo Sports, Nagasu and her coach decided to put the daunting jump at the beginning of her program (set to "Miss Saigon"), when she still had the most strength in her legs. She sailed through all the other complicated jumps in the program, finishing with an amazing technical score of 73.38 and a total score of 137.53, her personal best

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