13 Facts About Mirai Nagasu

1. In April 2018, Mirai Nagasu was announced as one of the celebrities to compete on season 26 of Dancing with the Stars.

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2. At the 2018 Winter Olympics, Mirai Nagasu competed in the free skate portion of the figure skating team event.

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3. At the 2015 US Championships, Mirai Nagasu skated a solid short program and was in fourth place going into the long program.

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4. In April 2012, Mirai Nagasu ended her collaboration with Carroll because of the distance to the training location.

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5. In the free skate, Mirai Nagasu had trouble on her layback spin.

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6. In January 2010, Mirai Nagasu competed at US Nationals, where she placed first in the short program with a score 70.06 points.

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7. In May 2009, Mirai Nagasu changed her coach to Frank Carroll.

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8. In her senior Grand Prix debut, Mirai Nagasu placed fifth at the 2008 Skate America.

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9. For the second year in a row, Mirai Nagasu was part of an American sweep of the podium, winning the bronze medal 8.95 points behind silver medalist Zhang, and 9.30 behind Flatt, who took the gold.

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10. In the free skate, Mirai Nagasu placed second by 4.81 points behind Rachael Flatt.

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11. At the Junior Worlds Mirai Nagasu skated in the first half of the ladies' short program due to her lack of international skating experience which meant she had no ISU Personal Best on record.

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12. At the US Nationals, Mirai Nagasu won the Junior level short program 0.39 ahead of second-place finisher Caroline Zhang, who came to the event as the reigning Junior Grand Prix Final champion and the heavy favorite.

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13. In 2008, Mirai Nagasu became the youngest woman since Tara Lipinski in 1997 to win the US senior ladies' title, and the second-youngest in history.

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