[Coaches] Olson and Evidente have also attacked Nagasu's jumps, with Evidente's off-ice training regimen adding zip to the skater's form.
"Mirai is in great shape now, much better than last year," Olson said. "The main thing is she is fit, and it is easier for her to rotate the jumps. She has to keep her jumps clean while also showing excellent skating skills."
The skater, who at times appeared to butt heads with some of her former coaches, seems to have embraced Olson and Evidente's tactics.
"Wendy is the technician of the group, whereas Amy works with me on my off-ice [training]," she said. "When something goes wrong, I sit down with both of them and talk to both of them. There are three of us, so the majority decides what happens, instead of one person."
And what if it's two against one, with Nagasu on the losing side?
"Yeah, that happens, and I get over it," she said. "Usually, I come around because I understand where they are coming from and I understand what's best for me, and sometimes, what I want isn't exactly what's best for me."