US Figure Skater Adam Rippon's Interview Is Going Viral

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"I said I want to go out there and I want to skate really strong".

Nagasu is one of very few women in the history of the sport who can regularly land the jump in practice, let alone in competition.

Of course, Nagasu had a huge night Sunday as well, becoming the first American woman to land a triple axel in Olympic competition.

She was snubbed for Sochi in 2014 despite finishing third in the USA nationals as the selectors handed the Olympic berth to Ashley Wagner, who finished fourth.

The figure skater told Andrea Joyce from NBC, "To nail that triple axel, I tripped a couple times going into it, but I told myself, 'No, I'm going to go for it and I'm not pulling back".

The 28-year-old Rippon is originally from Scranton, Penn., and won the 2016 national championship; he was previously the 2008 junior national champion. "So for both of us to be on the team... is super exciting".

Winter Games figure skater Adam Rippon poses for a portrait at the 2017 Team USA Media Summit Monday Sept. 25 2017 in Park City Utah
US Figure Skater Adam Rippon's Interview Is Going Viral

"Today is a day of accomplishment", she said.

Nagasu was born to Japanese immigrant parents who run a sushi restaurant in California, where she grew up.

She began skating at the age of five and idolized two-time Olympic medalist and skater Michelle Kwan.

"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". Did I mention she's only 24?

Nagasu says that while in general she turns to comedy and laughter to reduce pressure at big events like the Olympics, overcoming the heartbreak of missing the Sochi team was tough. Those memories of sitting at home with close friend Adam Rippon, eating In-N-Out and watching their friends and peers compete for sports immorality, were no doubt in the back of her mind when she chose to include the vaunted triple axel in her program.

Be sure to watch to the end to see her emotional reaction to skating a clean program. First, she's placed at the Four Continents Skating Championships three times.

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