Mirai Nagasu’s historical triple axel at the 2018 PyeongChang Olympics was a proud moment for Team USA. She’s the first American woman to land the challenging jump in any Olympic games.
That got us thinking about the first woman, ever, to land the triple axel in the first place – none other than Tonya Harding.
That got us thinking about Nancy Kerrigan which got us thinking about Oksana Baiul.
Round and round we went down the path of former figure skaters like Brian Boitano doing a scratch spin.
We now present you a then-and-now collection of the athletes who triple lutzed right into our hearts (and Olympic history.)
BTW … Scott Hamilton is a national treasure and we should never forget that.