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Mirai Magasu is an American figure skater known for winning 7 times U.S. national medalist. Recently, she made history by becoming the first American female skater to land a triple axel at the Olympics and third from any country to do so. As of 2018, Mirai Nagasu net worth is estimated to be $600,000.
Here are some of the interesting facts about her:
1.Early Life and Education
Mirai was born on April 16, 1993 in Montebello, California and was raised in Arcadia. Her parents Ikuko Nagasu and Kiyoto Nagasu are immigrants from Japan but are not U.S. citizens. They own a Restaurant “Kiyosuzu”, a sushi restaurant in Arcadia.
Nagasu went to Foothills Middle School in 2007 and then Arcadia High School the same year. In 2011 she graduated from Capistrano Connections Academy and then enrolled at University of Colorado Springs in 2015. She began skating when she was five years old. It all started on a rainy day when she could not go outside to play golf so her parents took her to ice rink. After that she signed up for skating lessons.
2.She admires Michelle Kwan, Kim Yuna and Mao Asada.
Nagasu cites Michelle Kwan, Kim Yuna and Mao Asada as her inspiration. In an interview with Absolute Skating she told: “I’ve always admired Michelle Kwan and I’ve always admired Mao as well, she is the perfect definition of an athlete, because she is showing right now that she is in a bit of a slump, but she is working hard to get out of it. But athletes have their ups and downs, and she’ll definitely be back, because she is just a great athlete.”
3.Her Magnificent Career
Nagasu began her junior level in 2006. She won the Southwest Pacific Regional Championships and then advanced to win Pacific Coast Sectional Championships. Those win opened a path for her to compete at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships.
She moved up to senior level nationally in 2007 but remained junior internationally. At 2007-08 ISU Junior Grand Prix, she won both short and free programs to win gold medal. She then advanced to senior level internationally in 2008. In her senior Grand Prix debut, she reached 5th at 2008 Skate American and 8th at 2008 NHK Trophy.
Apart from that she is a three time Four Continents medalist, 2007 JGP Final Champion, two-time World Junior medalist and seven times U.S. national medalist. In 2008 she became the youngest woman since Tara Lipinski in 1997 to win the U.S. senior ladies title and the second youngest in history.
4.She is the first American woman ever to land a triple axel at the Olympics.
In 2017 U.S. International Figure skating championship, she successfully landed a triple axel. She landed the three-and-a-half revolution making her second American to land the jump in International competition beside Tonya Hardin who did in 1991.
In 2018 Winter Olympic in South Korea, she once again landed a triple axel successfully. Japanese skaters Midori Ito in 1992 and Mao Asada in 2010 & 2014 were two women figure skaters in the world to land a triple axel in Olympic Competition. Mirai Nagasu is now the third female skater to do triple axel from any country and first American figure skater to do so at the Olympics.
5.She is currently in relationship with Darian Weiss
Mirai Nagasu is currently dating Darian Weiss. Darian is a actor known for his movies like Ditch Party, Days of Our Lives and Without a Trace. He is also an ice skater who won his first World Competition Ice Skating trophy at the age three.
Darian is huge fan of Mirai and the couples are seen frequently posting pictures of one another on their Instagram profiles. They are one lovely couple.