Mirai Nagasu Biography
Mirai Nagasu born Mirai Aileen Nagasu is an American figure skater hailing from California. Due to her prowess in figure skating, she won silver in 2016, bronze in 2011 and 2017, making her a three-time Four Continents medalist. Additionally, she is the 2007 JGP Final champion. a two-time World Junior medalist, winning silver in 2007 and bronze in 2008. She is also a seven-time U.S. national medalist; winning gold in 2008, silver both in 2010 and 2018, bronze in both 2011 and 2014, and pewter in 2016 and 2017. Nagasu set a world record becoming the youngest woman since Tara Lipinski (1997) to win the U.S. senior ladies’ title, and the second-youngest in history in the year 2008.
Nagasu represented the United States at the 2010 Winter Olympics at the age of 16 and placed 4th in the ladies’ event. In 2017, she landed the very difficult triple Axel jump for the first time in international competition at the US International Figure Skating Competition. She became the first American female figure skater to land a triple Axel at the 2018 Olympics.
Age| Birthday| How Old is Mirai Nagasu?
The figure skater was born on April 16, 1993 inUnited States and is 26 years old in 2019. Her birth sign is .
Height & Weight
In regards to her physical appearance and body measurement, Mirai has a height of 5 feet 4 inches (1.63 m). Additionally, she weighs around 52 kg or 115 pounds. Furthermore, her hair color is black and eye color is black.
Miss Nagasu was born and raised in California. Her parents are Mr. Kiyoto Nagasu and Mrs. Kiyoto Nagasu and are immigrants from Japan. They own Restaurant Kiyosuzu, a Japanese sushi restaurant in Arcadia.
Mirai Nagasu Race / Ethnicity
Her ethnicity is Asian however her nationality is American. Her first name Mirai means “future” in Japanese. She had dual citizenship but was required by Japanese law to relinquish it before her 22nd birthday, so she chose U.S. citizenship. Nagasu speaks a mixture of Japanese and English at home with her parents.
Mirai Nagasu Education
Mirai enrolled and attended Foothills Middle School. She graduated in the spring of 2007. She then enrolled at Arcadia High School in the fall of 2007. In 2009, She then enrolled for an online high school. She enrolled and attended the Capistrano Connections Academy, graduating in June 2011 and was accepted into the University of California.
In the year 2015, she enrolled at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs and has taken courses in the business field.
Mirai Nagasu Young
Nagasu took an interest in skating at a young age, beginning skating at a tender age of five. She competed on the juvenile level in the 2002–03 season, placing fifth at the Southwest Pacific Regional Championships.
In the 2003–04 season, Nagasu moved up to the intermediate level. She placed fourth at the Southwest Pacific Regional Championships. She competed at the 2004 U.S. Junior Championships, the national-level championships for Juvenile and Intermediate skaters. She placed eighth in her qualifying group and did not advance to the short program. In the 2004–05 season, she remained on the intermediate level. She won the Southwest Pacific Regional Championships. At the 2005 U.S. Junior Championships, she placed 11th in her qualifying group and did not advance to the short program.
2018 U.S. Figure Skating Championships
Nagasu competed at the 2018 U.S. Figure Skating Championships and won the silver after placing second in both the short program and the free skate. She, with teammates Bradie Tennell and Karen Chen, were named to the 2018 US Winter Olympic Team for the 2018 Winter Olympics. It was Nagasu’s second appearance in the Winter Olympics, after an 8-year absence.
Mirai Nagasu Triple Axle
At the 2018 Winter Olympics, Nagasu competed in the free skate portion of the figure skating team event. On February 11, 2018 during the team event free skate, Nagasu became the first American woman, and third woman overall, to land a triple Axel at an Olympic Games. The triple Axel jump allowed Nagasu to be the first and only woman to land eight clean triple jumps in a long program at World championship or Olympic competition. She landed one triple Axel, one triple Lutz, two triple flip jumps, one triple loop, one triple Salchow and two triple toe jumps. In 2018, she became the first U.S. woman skater to have landed the triple Axel in an Olympic competition.
Mirai Nagasu Dancing With The Stars
The figure skater appeared on season 26 of Dancing with the Stars on April 2018, Nagasu was partnered with professional dancer Alan Bersten.
In an interview, she confessed that she looks up to figure skater Kimmie Meissner who became the second American woman to land the triple Axel jump in national competition in the year 2005. She was a member of the 2006 Olympic team and was the youngest American athlete to compete at those Games. Further,she also looks up to Yuna Kim, Michelle Kwan and Mao Asada.
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