Photo gallery: Mirai Nagasu of Arcadia places fourth in her first Olympics


It was quite a night for women’s figure skating. Gold medalist Kim Yu-na of South Korea gave what will likely go down as one of the greatest performances in the history of the sport.
Canada’s Joannie Rochette melted hearts with her bronze-winning performance, just four days after the sudden death of her mother.
And our own Mirai Nagasu, just 16 years old and hailing from Arcadia, jumped two positions to finish in fourth place after a near-perfect performance. More than anything, her winning personality has been a highlight of the winter Olympics.
Nearly all the competitors seemed pleased with the outcome. Here’s a round-up of the best photos of Nagasu in the final, long-form program in Vancouver.

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Photo gallery: Arcadia’s Mirai Nagasu on the ice in Vancouver


“I eat, sleep and drink ice skating. Then, I do my homework,” 16-year-old Mirai Nagasu of Arcadia told our staff reporter Stacey Wang.
On Tuesday, members of the Pasadena Figure Skating Club gathered in Arcadia to watch their friend and peer perform in the women’s figure skating competition at the Vancouver 2010 Olympics.
Here she is on the ice in Vancouver, during her short program performance Tuesday and, further below, during a training session on Sunday.
Nagasu’s race for a medal is becoming a stretch — but definitely not out of reach. In order to medal, Nagasu will need not only a near-perfect long program Thursday, but also one of the front-runners will need to fall behind, the Associated Press reports.

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