Team USA ice skater Mirai Nagasu fell during her attempt to recreate history by landing her second triple axel in Pyeongchang.
Nagasu, 24, was the favorite to take home gold in the ladies’ short program final competition, which began at 8.00 pm Eastern on Tuesday.
She became the first American Olympian ever to land the triple axel during the Games, on Sunday.
Team USA ice skater Mirai Nagasu fell during her attempt to recreate history with landing a triple axel on Olympic ice during the ladies’ short program finals on Tuesday night in America
‘This is definitely history, or herstory, whatever way you want to put it,’ Nagasu said at the Pyeongchang Games in South Korea on Sunday, after sticking her first attempt at the tricky stunt.
That successful performance helped Team USA win bronze in the team competition.
But unfortunately, her second try at getting the move off without a hitch ended in a fall for the athlete.
Nagasu, 24, was the favorite to take home gold in the ladies’ short program
Her teammate, USA’s Bradie Tennell, also suffered a fall during her performance.
Nagasu is the first American, but the third woman, overall, to land the triple axel at the Olympics.
Two Japanese athletes, Midori Ito, in 1992, and Mao Asada, in 2010 and 2014, beat her to the punch in executing the move in previous Olympic competitions.
The Pyeongchange Winter Games are taking place in a time zone that is 14 hours ahead of America’s East coast.
Unfortunately, her second try at getting the move off without a hitch ended in a fall