History Made: Massive Triple Axel & Men's Singles Luge Medal For Team USA

Figure Skating- Winter Olympics Day 3

Figure Skating- Winter Olympics Day 3

Not only did her teammates rise in applause, so did skaters from other nations, and not simply because she landed the triple axel so few women even attempt. They won gold in ice dance in 2010, plus a team event silver and an ice dance silver four years ago in Sochi.

While the stars of Monday's Olympic free skates were a Russian and an American woman, Canada's deep squad grabbed the team gold medal it so desperately sought.

"To nail that triple axel, I tripped a couple of times going into it because I was so nervous, but to tell myself no I'm going to go for it 100 percent and not pull back that was, that was really special for me", Nagasu said after her performance.

Mirai Nagasu became the first US lady to land a triple Axel at the Olympic Games.

For the second straight Olympics, Team USA captured bronze medals.

Nagasu put the jump at the start of her program when he legs were still fresh, a decision that paid off in not just boosting her morale for the rest of the performance, but also in maximizing her final score. Men's figure skating continues on Thursday, February 15 with the men's short program.

One point separated the third place Americans from the Italians entering the last day of the team figure skating event.

Adam Rippon competes in the men's free skate program. "I wanted to make America proud".

Olympic Athlete from Russia Mikhail Kolyada finished second.

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