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Mirai Nagasu Jumps into History

posted by Randall

 

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Team USA celebrates after Mirai Nagasu became the first American to execute a triple axel in Olympic competitioin

Views from the Edge

History was made when Mirai Nagasu did what no other American woman has done before.

Nagasu, 24, became the first U.S. female figure skater — and third woman ever — to nail … Read more

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Nathan Chen Takes Men’s Figure Skating Championship. Zhou Third

posted by Randall

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Nathan Chen won his second straight US Figure Skating Championship, leaving no doubt he’s America’s best hope for a gold in Pyongchang.

Vincent Zhou took third, putting him in strong contention to join Chen on the US Olympic Team with second place finisher Ross Miner.

Chen’s sensational performance continued his undefeated streak this season. No … Read more

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Jan 6, 2018 Ξ Comments Off on Redemption – Mirai Nagasu Named to U.S. Olympic Figure Skating Team

Redemption – Mirai Nagasu Named to U.S. Olympic Figure Skating Team

posted by Randall
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Photo by Darla Rudakova

It’s official this morning.

Mirai Nagasu is one big bad ass.

Four years after being denied a spot on the U.S. Olympic Team despite placing third at the 2017 U.S. Figure Skating Championships, Nagasu was not going to be denied.

The U.S. Olympic Committee named her to the team this morning … Read more

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Jan 4, 2018 Ξ Comments Off on Chen and Nagasu Put Themselves in Contention for US Olympic Team

Chen and Nagasu Put Themselves in Contention for US Olympic Team

posted by Randall
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Mirai Nagasu, Photo by Darla Rudakova

Mirai Nagasu is hoping for a chance at redemption.

Karen Chen is trying to bounce back from a poor season.

Both are close to skating over the mountain top with Nagasu placing second and Karen Chen third in the women’s short program at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships Wednesday … Read more

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Oct 27, 2014 Ξ Comments Off on USA Today: Olympian Mirai Nagasu Gets Boost from Mom

USA Today: Olympian Mirai Nagasu Gets Boost from Mom

posted by Randall

Mirai NagasuYou’re never too old to lean on mom’s shoulders.

Mirai Nagasu skated horribly Saturday in the Skate America short program in Illinois, placing 10th out of 11 skaters.

USA Today reports the 21-year old turned to mom for support.

“I called my mom, and she yelled at me. I haven’t seen her in a really … Read more

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Feb 27, 2014 Ξ Comments Off on Asiance: Push moves to getting Mirai Nagasu into World Championships

Asiance: Push moves to getting Mirai Nagasu into World Championships

posted by Randall

Mirai NagasuSupporters of  Mirai Nagasu aren’t letting up in their efforts to get the US Figure Skating Association to reverse its snub of the Asian American, reports Asiance.

As you likely know by now, Nagasu finished third in the Nationals, but was not selected to represent Team USA in either the Olympics or World competition.… Read more

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Asiance: Mirai Nagasu snubbed second time by US Figure Skating

posted by Randall

Mirai NagasuThe US Figure Skating Association has snubbed Mirai Nagasu a second time, reports Asiance.

Despite her third place finish at Nationals, the USFSA has not selected her to compete in the 2014 World Championships.

Instead, just as she is in the Olympics, Nagasu will be an alternate for the World Championships.

This is particularly … Read more

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Feb 2, 2014 Ξ Comments Off on People: Mirai Nagasu admits she’s still devastated about being left off Olympic team

People: Mirai Nagasu admits she’s still devastated about being left off Olympic team

posted by Randall

Mirai NagasuIn her most candid comments to date about the decision to leave her off the US Olympic team, Mirai Nagasu wrote on her Facebook page, “Not being selected to this year’s team was devastating and I remain confused by US Figure Skating’s decision to not select me for the 2014 Olympic or World teams,” PeopleRead more

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Jan 22, 2014 Ξ Comments Off on Asiance Magazine: Fans of Mirai Nagasu hold out hope she’ll make US Olympic Team #MiraiEarnedIt

Asiance Magazine: Fans of Mirai Nagasu hold out hope she’ll make US Olympic Team #MiraiEarnedIt

posted by Randall

Mirai NagasuFans of Mirai Nagasu are going for the salchow quadruple jump  to win the hearts and minds of the US Olympic committee.

According to an article in Asiance Magazine, a Twitter and letter writing campaign is being directed at the US Olympic Committee Board of Directors.

The Board is scheduled to approve the US … Read more

Blogs

Mirai Nagasu is paying the price for Figure Skating’s lagging TV ratings

posted by Randall

Mirai NagasuA debate is raging between the US Figure Skating Association and blogger Jeff Yang over the exclusion of Mirai Nagasu from the US Women’s Olympic team despite her third place finish in Nationals.

First Yang pointed out in his regular column in the Wall Street Journal that Nagasu is the first American who placed high … Read more

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