Figure skater Mirai Nagasu was an Avalanche Ice Girl

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Two other American women, Kimmie Meissner and the infamous Tonya Harding, have landed the triple axel in global competitions, but never at the Olympics. "I was very, very nervous, especially because this is the team event".

"I said, 'You know what, this is my opportunity to get my feet underneath me on Olympic ice.' But more than that, it's to get team usa that medal". Snubbed for a spot on the 2014 Sochi team, she became the first American woman to land a triple axel in the Olympics.

Two other figure skaters have landed the triple axel in the Olympics - Midori Ito and Mao Asada, both of Japan have done so. She revealed that this will be the second time ever that the couple has closed their business: "We only closed it one other time, for the Olympics in 2010". It doesn't happen immediately.

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When she completed her program, Nagasu was just as excited as her fans.

So why didn't Rippon score higher than his two competitors, despite the fact that they fell on the ice?

"I$3 knew in my heart that this day would come", Nagasu told reporters.

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What's even more wonderful is that Nagasu, who is from Montebello, California, is the third America woman to have successfully landed on her feet after spinning through air at a competitive event.

Rippon said the pressure of expectations was why he failed to make Olympics teams in previous years. She was not among the three USA skaters chosen to compete in ladies singles in the 2014 Winter Olympics despite finishing third at the national championship.

In lieu of visiting the White House, Rippon said he would like to do "something positive and not just stay at home", like plan his own pro-LGBTQ event. His "spellbinding" performance in the team event on Sunday made him the first openly gay athlete from the U.S.to medal in the Winter Games.

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Men's singles skater Adam Rippon, who won over many with not only his third-place performance in the men's free skate but also his interview during NBC's broadcast Sunday night, had yet to tweet following his performance. Bobrova and Soloviev won gold in the team event for Russian Federation four years ago in Sochi. I say it every five minutes.

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