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2010 Winter Olympic Games, Vancouver, CanadaFebruary 12-28
 
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Mirai Nagasu

Mirai Nagasu

  • Sport: Olympic Figure Skating
  • Nation: United States of America
  • DOB: April 16, 1993
  • Hometown: Arcadia, CA
  • Career Highlights: Claimed spot on Vancouver Olympic team with a silver medal at U.S. championships. ... Has rebounded from her disappointing year last year, when she was hampered by an ankle injury and teenage angst. ... Began training with Frank Carroll after finishing fifth at '09 nationals. ... Was just 14 years and 9 months when she won the U.S. title in 2008, making her the second-youngest winner behind 1998 Olympic champion Tara Lipinski. ... Had won junior title in 2007, making her first woman since Joan Tozzer (1937 and 1938) to win back-to-back junior and senior titles. ... Won silver (2007) and bronze (2008) medals at junior world championships as part of 1-2-3 U.S. sweeps. ... Has gorgeous spins and a delightful, lyrical style that can captivate audiences. ... Parents are natives of Japan who own a sushi restaurant in Los Angeles. ... Loves to read, sometimes going through as many as 20 books in 10 days. ... Short program is to soundtrack from "Pirates of the Caribbean," one of her favorite movies. ... Has a dog, Kousuke, and a cat, Gigi.
  • Olympic History: None
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