Four years ago Mirai Nagasu was at home watching the Sochi Olympics. Last night, she made history, officially becoming the first American female to land the triple Axel at the Olympics. Of course everyone took to Twitter to react.
Kristi Yamaguchi knows how hard Nagasu worked.
Jeremy Abbott said what we were all thinking.
Ashley Wagner knows how fierce Nagasu is.
Replaying the triple axel right now. So solid. This girl can't be stopped. What a cool story.— Ashley Wagner (@AshWagner2010) February 12, 2018
Meryl Davis couldn't use enough emojis to describe the moment.
Olympic champion Scott Hamilton knows how great she must have felt.
So thrilled for @mirai_nagasu becoming the first woman from the @TeamUSA to land a Triple Axel in @Olympics competition.— Scott Hamilton (@ScottHamilton84) February 12, 2018
Also for her perfect skate on Olympic Ice! @NBCOlympics #Pyeonchang2018 #FinishFirst Great things happen to good people!
It wasn't just Americans who were interested in Nagasu's accomplishment.
There were more Japanese journalists interviewing Mirai Nagasu after her skate today than American ones. She answered questions in Japanese, too. pic.twitter.com/h4BJZVr3zD— Juliet Macur (@JulietMacur) February 12, 2018
The reaction from her teammates was priceless.
Now that’s a reaction. Mirai Nagasu really was terrific. Rose to the occasion. 137.53 points. Just what she needed to do for the Americans. pic.twitter.com/B4kFdpyeXA— Christine Brennan (@cbrennansports) February 12, 2018
Actor Reese Witherspoon chimed in.
Fellow Olympians made sure to tweet their support.
Olympian Elana Meyers Taylor saw history at her first event as a fan.
Wikipedia users were quick to adjust her bio.
Here's how most of us feel about the triple Axel.
Mirai Nagasu is landing historic triple axels and I’m over here trying to keep my balance while tying my shoe.— Alika Hope (@AlikaHope) February 12, 2018
It couldn't have been a better night for these two.
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