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February 11 was another typically busy night at Restaurant Kiyosuzu, an unassuming Japanese eatery in Arcadia, Calif. Kiyoto Nagasu stood behind the counter preparing everything from a myriad of different rolls to tonkotsu ramen. His wife, Ikuko, greeted customers at the door and ran from table to table taking orders.

The dinner rush was so hectic that Kiyoto and Ikuko missed watching figure skater Mirai Nagasu—their daughter—perform a historic program to lead the United States to its second consecutive team bronze medal at the 2018 PyeongChang Olympics.

“It’s so busy at the restaurant, so we are waiting to go home and watch [on DVR],” Ikuko said over the phone to USA TODAY Sports. “We are very happy because we heard it went well.”

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