A champion at 14!

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Last Saturday, Fourteen-year old Mirai Nagasu became the second youngest woman to win the U.S. Figure Skating Championships held in St. Paul, Minnesota.

The ninth grader from Arcadia, California who won the title in the Juniors category last year (at thirteen), is the first skater since 1938 to win the junior and senior title back to back.

Mirai's passion for ice-skating began at the age of five, when her parents took her ice skating on a rainy day. She has been hooked since.

Her day begins at 5.00 am in the morning. She goes to skate practice from 6.00 - 8.00 am and then to school until 3.00pm. After tackling her homework, she does some exercises that help her skate better.

Nagasu has a very unusual training program, where she trains with not one but six different coaches. She practices different skills with each one of them, which in turn has helped her become a more talented and versatile (all around) ice skater.

Being a Champion on Ice, doesn't mean Mirai slacks off on her schoolwork. She is an honor roll student at Foothills Middle School in Southern California. She loves to hang out with friends, eat spicy and sweet food and watch "America's Next Model" on TV.

We think we are going to see a lot of this amazing young girl in the next few years and wish her the best.

Sources: USAtoday.com

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241 Comments
  • skaterWednesday, August 7, 2019 at 3:13 pm
    i am a figure skater too
    • CatherineThursday, April 4, 2019 at 10:26 am
      She must have been a very hard worker! She is very young, but talented! If wonder what she is doing now?
      • chlooe
        chlooeTuesday, January 22, 2019 at 4:23 pm
        That must be one of a life time thing!!
        • slytherinfan
          slytherinfanTuesday, September 4, 2018 at 5:06 pm
          Her nerves must've been so raw though
          • AlmostSkaterThursday, November 23, 2017 at 4:32 pm
            I might start figure skating and i'm REALLY excited. i love it already
            • IceskateMonday, March 7, 2016 at 10:22 am
              I Love ICESKATING I am in a club
              • chim chiminyMonday, February 22, 2016 at 7:14 am
                That rules. I love ice skating
                • AwesomeMonday, February 15, 2016 at 11:15 am
                  I'm a figure skater since 4 and I can say that she is so good!
                  • pragie123
                    pragie123Friday, March 3, 2017 at 3:46 pm
                    Kinda same here, well started in ,,, now!
                  • .Saturday, May 9, 2015 at 4:40 pm
                    I also know somebody who went to the olympics in skating from San Jose
                    • .Saturday, May 9, 2015 at 4:39 pm
                      I skate 1-2 hours a day, and ive seen her before live I think roller skating is harder than figure skating :)