Why the triple axel is such a big deal

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  • Triple axels can turn skaters into legends. This is why.
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    Note: The video states Mirai Nagasu was the second American to land a triple axel in competition (this was recorded before her Olympic success). In 2005, American Kimmy Miessner completed a triple axel in national competition, though not world competition. You can read about it here: www.espn.com/olympics/news/story?id=1967992
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    In this episode of Vox Almanac, Phil Edwards explores the triple axel and why it's such a big deal. The figure skating jump is legendary among ice skaters, from Tonya Harding's 1991 triple axel to modern icon Mirai Nagasu's attempts in competition. It turns out that the physics of the triple axel makes it a uniquely difficult jump - and one worth learning about.
    As a forward-edge jump, the mechanics of a triple axel requires technical acumen from skaters while they still try to maintain an artistically interesting performance. Pioneers like Midori Ito and Tonya Harding had to jump, ramp up rotation speed, and then land all while trying to look good. This effort set them apart from competitors like Nancy Kerrigan, but it wasn't easy to land a triple axel in competition.
    And that difficulty might be why the triple axel endures as the pinnacle of figure skating performance - and why it's sure to light up the 2018 Winter Olympics as well.
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Komentar • 2 808

  • Just a cat and a dog
    Just a cat and a dog 14 jam yang lalu

    At the end Tonya looked so happy when she landed and it made me happy lol

  • The Last Mohikan
    The Last Mohikan 10 hari yang lalu

    Poor Tonya, fooking court....

  • Emma G
    Emma G 11 hari yang lalu

    Who else is trying to do an axel? Evil evil axel

  • brih Mendiola
    brih Mendiola 12 hari yang lalu

    If you think about it, Tonya Harding was a great skater not just because she landed a Triple Axel, but what she went through to land it.

  • Electro Fan
    Electro Fan 14 hari yang lalu

    Lol now she is on world's dumbest. 😂. Still a cool chick though.

  • Nc Demon
    Nc Demon 16 hari yang lalu

    In my opinion Victor is a batter ice skater than Tanya...

    • Jessica Messica
      Jessica Messica 14 hari yang lalu

      Nc Demon clearly you know nothing about figure skating ...

  • Nc Demon
    Nc Demon 16 hari yang lalu

    Yuri on ice...

  • Lisa Mari Arellanes
    Lisa Mari Arellanes 19 hari yang lalu

    A triple axel is no longer a big deal if you have to unfairly, and brutally, try to take down your opponent. I'm sorry it is very hard to stomach anything about Tonya at this point. Full of lies and trying to make herself out to be innocent! It is pathetic so much attention is given to her. If she overheard a conversation of people taking down her opponent........and yet, continued on with that knowledge.....my opinion,....incredibly guilty. That triple axel is very hard to even view! A Hollywood movie on how innocent she is, is pathetic!

  • Casey Miller
    Casey Miller 19 hari yang lalu

    It's way easier than The "Iron Lotus"! Mad props to Jimmy McElroy and Chaz Michael Michaels for sticking it in competition back in '07!

  • alicenlucy
    alicenlucy 20 hari yang lalu

    Who edited this? It's so good

  • Luis Zhu
    Luis Zhu 20 hari yang lalu

    Annoying video.

  • AvatarTTfan
    AvatarTTfan 22 hari yang lalu

    ok but triple axel is pretty normal in male ice skating so, is it a womans thing that its more difficult because of size?

  • Alexandrina de Phénix-Dauphinais

    Consider the following: Quadruple axle

  • Dazie Diamond
    Dazie Diamond 23 hari yang lalu

    I'm just gonna go with singing it's easier

  • maya q
    maya q 25 hari yang lalu

    It took 3:15 to show the complete triple axel, before that just babbling details about what wasn’t yet shown, making it hard to get, and that’s the typical IDclips need for attention syndrome

  • Aymaan .T
    Aymaan .T 26 hari yang lalu +1

    Guys I need to know something. In the movie or in real life, why did everyone know(in the competition) that Tonya was going to attempt the Triple Axel? Why did everyone know she was gonna do it?

  • Dan Monson
    Dan Monson Bulan Yang lalu

    Kimmie Meissner, also, landed a triple axel in competition. So, that makes 3 American women, not 2, who have landed this jump.

    • Dan Monson
      Dan Monson Bulan Yang lalu

      The video stated at 1:02 that, "Mirai Nagasu's the only other American woman to land a triple axel in competition." It did not state international competitions. You are correct about international competitions, though.

    • lsr asr
      lsr asr Bulan Yang lalu

      Dan Monson - Kimmie landed hers at US Nationals, not international competition. Only 2 american women Tonya and Mirai have landed the triple axel in international competition, Tonya at 1991 Worlds and Mirai 2018 Olympics.

  • 時岡さなえ
    時岡さなえ Bulan Yang lalu

    Oh is that machine called zamboni? Never heard of it called that before

  • NS
    NS Bulan Yang lalu

    Would have liked to hear from Tonya and Midori Ito.

  • Park Jimin is my light
    Park Jimin is my light Bulan Yang lalu

    You didn't land this edit.

  • Alejandro Gil Hernandez
    Alejandro Gil Hernandez Bulan Yang lalu

    I need the soundtrack used in this video, please.

  • Rachel Wharton
    Rachel Wharton Bulan Yang lalu

    That editing drove me bonkers 😒 The whole time I was trying to understand the move so I could appreciate it and they would start to show the move and I would think, "Ah yes, here it is," and then they WOULD CUT AWAY. Then I was just annoyed with whatever they would show or say afterwards. Not even sure how many times that exact thought sequence happened during the whole thing. I'm definitely not watching again to count.

  • Queen Mao Asada
    Queen Mao Asada Bulan Yang lalu

    Kimmie Meisner

  • Anthony Yannuzzi
    Anthony Yannuzzi Bulan Yang lalu

    Tonya Harding turned it and deserves more credit.

  • Pepins Spot
    Pepins Spot Bulan Yang lalu

    This poor woman. Her life was truly awful. That movie should've come out immediately after the Olympics. I really hope she is happy now, she deserves it.

  • Helen Lim
    Helen Lim Bulan Yang lalu

    A video of 3A without any mention of mao asada?? This is unacceptable

  • anindita sarkar
    anindita sarkar Bulan Yang lalu

    Tanya is far better than her rival. I don't think she hurt her.

  • Rajiv Jadhav
    Rajiv Jadhav Bulan Yang lalu

    Me: it's 3 am i should sleep (know nothing about figure skating)
    Brain: watch Why the triple axel is such a big deal

  • Fanny Moring
    Fanny Moring Bulan Yang lalu

    Why does this look like a serious video edited by a shitposter

  • fb1993
    fb1993 Bulan Yang lalu

    1:36 to speed all those things we don't care about 🌝

  • GOD CREATES
    GOD CREATES Bulan Yang lalu

    I couldn't skate, even if I were riding on Tonya's back. Is there anything Tonya Harding cannot do? Seriously, I am so amazed by her. All her life, she has overcome every problem/ obstacle like the true Champion she is. Not WAS ... IS. She is an amazing woman. Don't bother replying with an insult, I see the truth. And if you will look at this woman's life with new glasses, you will see the truth as well. If you look up the words, "fortitude, amazing, phenomenal, hero and champion, you will recognize these traits in Tonya Harding. God loves you Tonya, you are worthy.

  • Quintin Garvin
    Quintin Garvin Bulan Yang lalu

    She had batman

  • Ivan Najakov
    Ivan Najakov Bulan Yang lalu

    Simple, If she has a nice butt, the centrifugal force causes her skirt to rise, the beauty of this act is added to the beauty of what is usually hidden beneath her skirt.
    Is this magic or what?

  • Sup ItzKittie_
    Sup ItzKittie_ 2 bulan yang lalu

    Freakin a single Axel kills me. I look up to ppl who can do a triple axel.

  • saturnfan32x
    saturnfan32x 2 bulan yang lalu

    I found the production of this clip infuriating. . . . and I don't know why.

  • Taylor Jean
    Taylor Jean 2 bulan yang lalu

    0:21 gymnopedie omg ❤️❤️

  • Alisha L
    Alisha L 2 bulan yang lalu

    It’s not “The Target Center.” It’s just “Target Center.” At least this was better than Vox’s stupid gun control videos and lecturing to us like we are children.

  • kittie pride
    kittie pride 2 bulan yang lalu

    I disliked because of that dumb ending

  • Professional Icecream!
    Professional Icecream! 2 bulan yang lalu

    MOMENT OF TRUTH

  • Rebecca Patch
    Rebecca Patch 2 bulan yang lalu

    Mirai 💓💓💓💓💓💓💓

  • 1besieged
    1besieged 2 bulan yang lalu

    Triple Threat TONYA Harding Triple Axel!!!!! #1 BEST on EARTH!!

  • Gregory Rose III
    Gregory Rose III 2 bulan yang lalu

    Nice job tonya!

  • Cepherneeze 157
    Cepherneeze 157 2 bulan yang lalu

    Gee, really love watching a 5 minute video with terrible editing that doesnt even allow a clear watch of the source material until 4 minutes into the video...

  • Daylin Richardson
    Daylin Richardson 2 bulan yang lalu

    1:22 I’m confused

  • Selena Books
    Selena Books 2 bulan yang lalu

    I can do a triple visit to the fridge.

  • alexander bakulin
    alexander bakulin 2 bulan yang lalu

    can they just say that unlike other triples, triple axel is not actually a triple, but a 3.5 rotations jump.

  • KK R
    KK R 3 bulan yang lalu

    What?

  • yuzuru hanyu
    yuzuru hanyu 3 bulan yang lalu

    quad are like 10times harder

  • small footprint
    small footprint 3 bulan yang lalu +1

    It was an epic moment. I still remember it to this day and can feel the emotions of watching her make that jump.

    • Margo Jannuzi
      Margo Jannuzi 2 bulan yang lalu

      Yes, Tonya Harding rocked that triple axle like a champ. What a skater!

  • sportsocks
    sportsocks 3 bulan yang lalu +1

    show me triple axel please

  • health
    health 3 bulan yang lalu +1

    where the triple axel

  • luisqsk
    luisqsk 3 bulan yang lalu +1

    Your stupid video just doesn't let me see anything of the diagram, what are you? some type of silly magazine?

  • eizhowa
    eizhowa 3 bulan yang lalu +4

    The expression she makes when she realizes she will be able to fully complete the jump without falling is pure gold.

  • lsr asr
    lsr asr 3 bulan yang lalu +6

    If you are going to do a feature on ladies performing the triple axel, Midori Ito comes first. Not only as the 1st woman to complete the triple axel in world competition, but also the 1st woman to complete the triple axel at the Olympics. Her triple axels are always rated the best. Tonya only learned to do the triple axel because she saw Midori do it at the NHK competition in Japan in 1990. If you want to see a perfect triple axel watch Midori's long program skate at the 1990 Worlds at Halifax. In all 3 broadcasts of the competition, U.S., Canada and U.K. the commentators said it was the most incredible jump ever performed in world competition by a female competitor. Toller Cranston, the famous Canadian figure skater who was doing the Canadian broadcast said it was probably the best triple axel done at the competition including the men.

  • Forrest Taylor
    Forrest Taylor 3 bulan yang lalu +2

    Why was this video edited like someone with epilepsy wanted to hurt themselves

  • mano fiske
    mano fiske 3 bulan yang lalu

    The Asian chick is very quirky.

  • The Piper Report
    The Piper Report 3 bulan yang lalu

    Yeah.. I have no idea what any of this but I just finished the movie I, Tonya and figured I would check out her famous Triple-Axel

  • Zach Schultz
    Zach Schultz 3 bulan yang lalu

    Kimmie Meissner is shook by Vox's error.

  • Winnie Cho
    Winnie Cho 3 bulan yang lalu

    the background totally completes this video,so pleasing

  • Minna Christal
    Minna Christal 3 bulan yang lalu

    Sponsord by barbie

  • Myat Htoo
    Myat Htoo 3 bulan yang lalu

    it's like you got to be on the right side of the tracks! Yay for Tonya technical only or not, it was a "historical" accomplishment!

  • alex8matt
    alex8matt 3 bulan yang lalu +1

    Girls are landing quad lutzes, those are harder.

    • Qiqi Chia
      Qiqi Chia Bulan Yang lalu +1

      alex8matt 3A is hard because its takeoff is totally different from other jumps. Many men can land quads easily but fail to land 3A consistently. Ask Nathan Chen or Patrick chan.

    • Qiqi Chia
      Qiqi Chia Bulan Yang lalu +1

      alex8matt No girls have landed quad lutz in competition. Trusova's quad lutz is underrotated. So is the quad lutz of another eteri girl (cant recall her name), which is in fact a flutz.

  • Have An Ice Day
    Have An Ice Day 3 bulan yang lalu

    Physics into poetry

  • isa bel
    isa bel 3 bulan yang lalu +1

    ugh this guy annoys me, midori ito was the first women to land the triple axel EVER not just in world competition and why is he so focused on tonyas triple when midori did it first??

    • gwirith14
      gwirith14 Bulan Yang lalu

      Because Tonya was an American. Who also became the subject of a huge scandal.

  • Jackson Wald
    Jackson Wald 3 bulan yang lalu

    The triple axel is the dark souls of skating

  • metalperslfx
    metalperslfx 3 bulan yang lalu

    i always do a triple axle every time i step into the ring

  • Alice li
    Alice li 4 bulan yang lalu

    I can do a tripple fart 💩

  • Tirion
    Tirion 4 bulan yang lalu +3

    i first read it as " why triple axe is such a big deal"

  • StewNWT
    StewNWT 4 bulan yang lalu

    Wrong. Kimmie Meissner also landed a triple axel in competition

    • lsr asr
      lsr asr 3 bulan yang lalu +1

      Kimmie landed it in competition, but not internationally. As of today's date May 11, 2018 only 8 women have landed the triple axel in international competition, only 3 women to do it at the Olympic games.

  • please somebody find ja rule
    please somebody find ja rule 4 bulan yang lalu

    this is the worst explanation of anything. so many distractions

  • The Tiller Willer!!!
    The Tiller Willer!!! 4 bulan yang lalu

    1:23 I have that Barbie ououtfitthe skates 😂

  • Mahmoud El Arch
    Mahmoud El Arch 4 bulan yang lalu

    4:18 "Historical" look at her creepy teeth... !

  • ama deus
    ama deus 4 bulan yang lalu

    The editing on this is really obnoxious

  • GoddessZUnique
    GoddessZUnique 4 bulan yang lalu

    For anyone lookin for the song at 1:20 it can be found in this list www.emipm.com/en/browse/labels/JM/156. The song is titled Jump, #16.

  • Anne C
    Anne C 4 bulan yang lalu

    No. One must skate with a combination of such speed and with a powerful lift and thrust . One must have strong, muscular legs.

  • CHECK ENGINE
    CHECK ENGINE 4 bulan yang lalu

    I still don't get it

  • thewitchking84
    thewitchking84 4 bulan yang lalu

    god this video is a mess to watch.
    stop with this unneeded cuts.

  • Isabella Williams
    Isabella Williams 4 bulan yang lalu

    Wth!! Why Barbie!!

  • j lee
    j lee 4 bulan yang lalu

    Too bad Harding didn't get the gold for that. True champion.

  • souviendra
    souviendra 4 bulan yang lalu

    Kimmie Meissner landed the triple axel in competition as well (2005 U.S. Nationals)

  • Hannah Clarissa Masilang
    Hannah Clarissa Masilang 4 bulan yang lalu

    Then you’re gonna think about if one triple axel is historical, what should be 3 or 4 triple axel be? That’s what Asada Mao did in the Vancouver Olympics.

  • Ranjan Patra
    Ranjan Patra 4 bulan yang lalu

    America ruined her carrier

  • Maeve O'Neill
    Maeve O'Neill 4 bulan yang lalu

    Now that a man has explained it I understand

  • Chase Lapierre
    Chase Lapierre 4 bulan yang lalu

    Vox. With the world's hard hitting issues.

  • Mabel Pines
    Mabel Pines 4 bulan yang lalu

    I watched Yuri on Ice so I know

  • Lps Productions
    Lps Productions 5 bulan yang lalu

    One word fickle

  • Weles Inc
    Weles Inc 5 bulan yang lalu

    Alexandra Trusova made two quads in one skating program about one week ago.

  • Dizzle
    Dizzle 5 bulan yang lalu

    I've never seen anyone do it quite like Tonya. The strength, speed, execution, her form and even the landing were phenomenal. When you slow motion other skaters even Mirai Nagasu, you can point out several flaws and the landing looks rough with trying to keep their ankle straight, but not with Tonya. She made it look effortless, but I know it's not Lol

    • gwirith14
      gwirith14 Bulan Yang lalu

      Effortless? Midori Ito made it effortless, Tonya was always so off axis that you could wonder if she makes it or not.

  • zonkster909
    zonkster909 5 bulan yang lalu

    There's only one way to consider Harding... The only badass woman's figure skating champion in history.

  • Rosie Chubsie
    Rosie Chubsie 5 bulan yang lalu

    Also yuju from gfriend just kidding but she can also do it😂

  • Benjamín Gómez
    Benjamín Gómez 5 bulan yang lalu +1

    It bugs me very much the fact that they never show the actual jump completely or uncut. Why!!! It's incredibly unsatisfying!!!

  • Isis Penafort
    Isis Penafort 5 bulan yang lalu

    This gave chills! Crazy

  • heyras
    heyras 5 bulan yang lalu

    name of the song at 2:45, anyone?

  • Gabriela Torres
    Gabriela Torres 5 bulan yang lalu

    I can do a cartwheel

  • Fanny's LoA
    Fanny's LoA 5 bulan yang lalu

    What's with all these videos that try to be fancy with flashing images and mixing clips from different events, while NEVER getting to the point of the title?

  • Dee Ca.
    Dee Ca. 5 bulan yang lalu

    And here I am and I can barely jump. And not even with skates- I mean a normal jump.

  • Fritz Wunderlich
    Fritz Wunderlich 5 bulan yang lalu

    That girl looks like a Chinese - Maybe she's one of those immigrating atheletes?

  • Syafiq Norkhalim
    Syafiq Norkhalim 5 bulan yang lalu +5

    Video could honestly have been 3mins long instead of 5

  • Anthony Urbanski
    Anthony Urbanski 5 bulan yang lalu

    Tonya...did it first...end of story.

    • Anthony Urbanski
      Anthony Urbanski 3 bulan yang lalu

      In America she sure did,I would die for her. She is a powerful,strong and a real American sweet heart.

    • lsr asr
      lsr asr 3 bulan yang lalu

      Tonya was the 1st American to land the triple axel in international competition, but the 2nd woman to land the triple axel. Midori Ito was the 1st in 1988 and the 1st in world competition in 1989.