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Dinner rush doesn't stop even for daughter's historic Winter Olympics performance
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Posted on: February 12th 2018
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Mirai Nagasu's parents prepare a special sushi roll
Nagasu's parents own a sushi restaurant in California and they show us how they prepare an Olympics inspired roll.
 

GANGNEUNG, South Korea – As Mirai Nagasu lit up the Winter Olympics ice with a scintillating figure skating performance on Monday, her parents were just hitting the middle of the dinner rush and weren’t able to watch.

Kiyoto Nagasu was behind the counter at Kiyosuzu, a Japanese restaurant in Arcadia, Calif., a quaint and welcoming spot that serves a healthy helping of friendly charm along with a delicious and enterprising menu. His wife, Ikuko, was greeting customers, taking orders, and trying to make sure the whole evening program ran smoothly.

“It was so busy at the restaurant so we are waiting to go home and watch (on DVR),” Ikuko told USA TODAY Sports, in a telephone conversation. “We are very happy because we heard it went well.”

Oh, it did. Nagasu became the first American woman to land a triple Axel in Olympic competition and scored 137.53, second-best of the women’s free skate in the team event. It essentially wrapped up a bronze for the United States, which was later clinched by dance pair Maia and Alex Shibutani.

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