Mirai Nagasu is a 24-year-old American figure skater. She is a three-time Four Continents medalist (silver in 2016, bronze in 2011 and 2017), the 2007 JGP Final champion, a two-time World Junior medalist (silver in 2007, bronze in 2008), and a seven-time U.S. national medalist (gold in 2008, silver in 2010 and 2018, bronze in 2011 and 2014, pewter in 2016 and 2017). Nagasu represented the United States at the 2010 Winter Olympics at the age of 16 and placed 4th in the ladies’ event. During her free skate in the team event at the 2018 Olympics, she became the first American female figure skater to land a triple axel at the Olympics, and the third woman from any country to do so.
Mirai Nagasu Net Worth As Of 2019: $500K
Mirai Nagasu is worth a cool half a mill because of her excellence on the ice. Let’s see how Nagasu became one of the preeminent competitors in figure skating.
Mirai Nagasu was born in Montebello, California and raised in Arcadia, California. Her parents own Restaurant Kiyosuzu, a Japanese sushi restaurant in Arcadia. Nagasu began skating at the age of 5, citing Yuna Kim, Michelle Kwan, and Mao Asada as her influences. She showed a knack for the sport early on and by the time she was 12, she was competing at the novice level at the U.S. Championships.
For the 2006-2007 season, when she was 13, Nagasu moved up to the Junior level nationally. She won the U.S. Nationals and won silver at Junior Worlds. By the 2007-2008 season, she moved up to the senior level nationally. She won the short program at the U.S. nationals but was unable to compete at the international level because she did not meet the minimum age requirement. Her win at nationals made her the first skater since 1938 to win back-to-back U.S. junior and senior ladies’ titles. She also became the second-youngest American senior ladies’ champion in history, after Tara Lipinski.
By the 2008-2009 season, Nagasu, now 15, was able to move up to the senior level internationally. She struggled throughout the season however due to multiple foot injuries. In 2010, she won the short program at the U.S. Nationals, and was subsequently invited to participate in the 2010 Winter Olympics. During the 2010 Winter Olympics, she placed sixth in the short program. She placed fifth in the free skate and fourth overall, earning new personal bests for the free skate score and combined total. The following years she was unable to repeat the early success she had in her career, and unfortunately did not make an appearance in the 2014 Olympics.
By 2018, Nagasu had reinvigorated her career. Nagasu competed at the 2018 U.S. Figure Skating Championships and won the silver after placing second in both the short program and the free skate. As a result, she was named to her second Olympics as part of the 2018 US Winter Olympic Team. Nagasu competed in the free skate portion of the figure skating team event. During the team event free skate, Nagasu became the first American woman, and third woman overall, to land a triple axel at an Olympic Games. She won a bronze medal in the team event as part of the U.S. team and placed 10th in the Ladies event.
Instead of lacing up her skates for the 13th consecutive year at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships Mirai Nagasu makes a commentating debut.