Mirai Nagasu of the United States competes on Day Three of the 2018 Games at Gangneung Ice Arena on Feb. 12, 2018, in Gangneung, South Korea. “His name is Darian … [we’ve been together for] three and a half years.”. Then she wasn't selected to represent the U.S. at Sochi 2014, despite coming third at the 2014 U.S. champs.

"So this is Lincoln," Mirai says with both arms full of adorable doggos, "I've had him since 2014, and then this is Pika, which is short for Pikachu. 'Blades for the Brave,' brought together some big names like Johnny Weir, Jason Brown, Michelle Kwan, Tara Lipinski, Kurt Browning, Nancy Kerrigan, and many more. “So I do watch a lot of skating," he says. Mirai nods, "I mean things like, baking, that’s not something I was ever interested in before, but like Michael said, now I’m all about cooking, I’m all about baking, things that I never really had time for in the past because I was so focused on skating". Olympic figure skater Mirai Nagasu talks about the challenge of figuring out her career path after reaching the top of her sport at such a young age. ", "Then that’s what I can do, so whatever is within my power I want to do right now. The Nagasus are an example of how immigration enriches society. Her mother, Ikuko, and father, Kiyoto, came to the U.S. from Japan and spent a lifetime turning 'Sushi Kiyosuzu' in Arcadia, Los Angeles, into a successful business. ", "Pika is actually from Haiti, she was a street dog, from the Haiti Street Dog Project, she was a lot skinnier back then her but now she has a more sedentary lifestyle.".

Mirai Nagasu grew up in her parent's sushi restaurant in Los Angeles. "That’s so cute," Mirai reacts to the question. ", "But I know that I would not have gotten to the level that I’m at without my parents.". Evenals acht jaar eerder won ze in 2018 bij de nationale kampioenschappen een medaille, nu zilver, en werd daarop geselecteerd om deel te nemen aan de Olympische Winterspelen in Pyeongchang. Her 137.53 overall score also helped lift the U.S. team to Olympic bronze. "It’s been mind-blowingly nice," beams Nagasu. NHK2016 Mirai NAGASU SP. Cosmopolitan USA. Team as Officials Choose Reputation Over Result, U.S. women's figure skating Olympic team set: Bradie Tennell, Mirai Nagasu, Karen Chen, https://nl.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Mirai_Nagasu&oldid=57287700, Wikipedia:Lokale afbeelding anders dan op Wikidata, Wikipedia:Commonscat met lokaal zelfde link als op Wikidata, Creative Commons Naamsvermelding/Gelijk delen. FSVideo. Mirai Nagasu, the first American figure skater to land a triple Axel at the Olympics, knows that she owes a lot to her upbringing.

But has this global time out given the couple a chance to do anything different? Daar won Nagasu brons. At Vancouver 2010 she finished in fourth place, agonizingly close to a medal.

In 2014 had ze een opleving en werd ze derde bij de NK. Nagasu was naar verluidt teleurgesteld, maar ging niet tegen het besluit in beroep. USA figure skater Mirai Nagasu is who she is because of the family restaurant. In 2016 deed ze het beter: ze won de zilveren medaille bij de 4CK en verving Polina Edmunds bij de WK.

When a friend told her of an initiative that helps restaurants and provides meals for hospitals she said yes immediately. Jamie Squire/Getty Images So when the restaurant was in danger of going out of business during the COVID-19 crisis, Mirai saw an opportunity to give back: Through the 'Power of Ten Initiative', this Olympian has helped keep her parents' business open and provide a valuable service delivering meals to overwhelmed hospital staff on the front lines of a global pandemic.

It’s how you react and rise above it that makes who you are."

"I definitely learned my parents’ work ethic from watching them work so hard at the restaurant, I mean my skating was important to all of us and it was a family effort.".

Mirai Nagasu made history at the 2018 Winter Olympics and though she may have millions of fans, she recently opened up to Us Weekly about one very special supporter, her boyfriend Darian Weiss. 8,450 likes. And there has been plenty of that in Nagasu's career. “I wanted to make American proud.”. Mirai Nagasu opens her routine to “Miss Saigon” with a powerful triple axel... Nagasu learned the value of hard work in Sushi Kiyosuzu: "I would place the chopsticks for customers, wipe down, I was the busboy, I would wash dishes, I would get so excited for a quarter an hour.

2:37. "I mean, I’m not Lady Gaga but I definitely loved her live stream concert, Iatched my favourite celebrities like John Legend and Sam Smith do a collaboration song. ", "I cannot watch myself, it’s so ingrained in myself to pick out my mistakes, any time I watch myself I’ll say oh, I did this wrong, I could have done this better.

Sushi Kiyosuzu was a second home for a young Mirai Nagasu. ", "Which is not a forever attainable thing, it goes and comes in waves and I think that’s something that I wish I knew when I was younger.

Thanks guys :) "We’ve improved our culinary skills," says Michael. She is a producer, known for I Fly: The True Story of a Muslim Ice Princess and the Disney Film That Inspired Her, ABC World News Tonight with David Muir (1953) and RuPaul's Drag Race (2009).

"To see the skating community come together, not just once, but twice to raise money for COVID, I think we’re all trying to do our part in order to give back to the community.

And she introduces us to her dogs Pika and Lincoln while her boyfriend Michael tells us what it's like to be in lock-down with an Olympian.

This event was held at the Gangneung Ice Arena on 12 February 2018. When Mirai calls in boyfriend Michael, our first question is: what's it like living in lockdown with a famous figure skater? Ze won in 2010 zilver bij de nationale kampioenschappen en werd geselecteerd om deel te nemen aan de Olympische Winterspelen in Vancouver.

"I definitely learned my parents’ work ethic from watching them work so hard at the restaurant, I mean my skating was important to all of us and it was a family effort."

Without Power of Ten, "I don’t really even know what they would have done," Nagasu says. Ze won zilver (2016) en brons (2011, 2017) bij de 4CK. 6:33. ", "I’m able to give back to my community and give back to healthcare workers, the Methodist hospital, the Asian youth centre, the Foothill Unity centre, that means so much to me because it feels like I’m able to help.". Over 35,000 meals have been donated. [5], Library of Congress Control Number: no2018042067Virtual International Authority File: 337152331595203260004 WorldCat Identities (via VIAF): 337152331595203260004, In a Youth Movement, Nagasu Wins the Title, Carroll: Nagasu was ready for world skate, would have earned U.S. a third spot, Wagner on U.S. As a proud daughter of immigrants, she also recognises how she can be a voice for an important group of people whose voices are often not heard. ", "Whatever we can do to help, we should take the initiative to do.".

", "The restaurant was right next to a 7-11 so as soon as I had enough money, it was candy bars!".

And supporting Mirai's figure skating career.

So it’s a lot of fun but for people like me that have not been in sport for a couple of years it’s, it’s been exhausting.".

Hier nam ze echter niet aan deel, ondanks dat haar concurrente Rachael Flatt geblesseerd was en daardoor volgens de regels eigenlijk thuis had moeten blijven. Mirai spoke to Olympic Channel about how she's used her platform as an Olympic medal-winning figure skater for good. Mirai Nagasu made history at the 2018 Winter Olympics and though she may have millions of fans, she recently opened up to Us Weekly about one very special supporter, her boyfriend Darian Weiss.

She also gives us a little glimpse into a possible future career: "I don’t think quads are going to be in my forte ever, but maybe I can help teach them some day.".

With all the stories of relationship strain during quarantine, how are Mirai and Michael handling it? Prior to competing in PyeongChang, Nagasu was dropped from the U.S. Olympic team in 2014 — even though she placed third at the national championships — in favor of fourth-place finisher Ashley Wagner. The family's story made the front page of the LA Times and she's been blown away by the response. 0:48.

"Being able to see the world outside of skating has been really… a refreshing change," Mirai says. ", "Caitlyn Weaver put together ‘Open Ice’ with a bunch of other skaters too and I was excited to be a supporter of that.".

Part of the A360 Media Entertainment Group. Thanks for being a fan of Mirai! And delivering food to hospitals is a way to help out the people who are saving lives and risking their own health to help others. Mirai Nagasu | This Is How I Made It.

"To have our story on the front page of the LA Times ... That is really really cool, and to be able to be their voice has meant so much to me, I never really thought I could use my skating and my platform to make a difference like this.".

", "And I really enjoyed Gracie hosting ‘Blades for the Brave’, to see skaters outside of their comfort zone of the ice rink was kind of fun. "In the Nagasu family there were always two kids even though I was the only child. Could we possibly see Mirai Nagasu at Beijing 2022? Part of the A360 Media Entertainment Group.Powered by WordPress.com VIP, Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window), Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window). Codebear2. ", "I think that, especially in Japan which is such a small country, they want to have the room to have the house that they have now, so…", "And they live in California, the weather is amazing there, so I think that they’re overall very happy.".

Follow. As previously reported, Nagasu became the third overall figure skater to land a triple axel at an Olympic competition. ", "She's helping them with interviews, and deliveries, and I mean, thank you Michelle for keeping my parents sane!".

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