Figure skater lands difficult move, makes Olympics history

History was made in jaw dropping fashion at the Olympics Sunday night.

American figure skater Mirai Nagasu delivered one of the most impressive moves for any skater, resulting in big cheers from everyone in attendance. Nagasu, 24, became the first American woman to land a triple axel at the Olympics. 

The announcers were just as shocked as everyone else, shouting “yes!” and “wow!” after Nagasu lands the move gracefully.

The triple axel is considered one of the most difficult maneuvers. Tonya Harding rose to fame when she became the first American woman to perform the move at an international event in 1991 at the US Figure Skating Championships. Despite several attempts, Harding was never able to successfully land the move in a competition again. 

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