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Topic - Ashley Wagner
Russia's cupboard was so bare of world-class female figure skaters that the sport's most dominant nation had to turn to the kids a few years ago.
Ashley Wagner marvels at how far coach Rafael Arutyunyan has pushed her in the past month. She can only imagine what she might accomplish in four years.
Watch live as Americans Ashley Wagner and Gracie Gold try to knock off defending Olympic champion Yung Kim in the ladies' figure skating free program.
Kim got silver, followed by Carolina Kostner of Italy for bronze. Kim was trying to be the first repeat winner of the women's gold since Katarina Witt in 1988.
American figure skater Ashley Wagner describes teammate Jason Brown as "the most patriotic man I have ever met."
Watch live as Ashley Wagner takes the ice in the women's figure skating short program.
Spinning uneasily through the air on her opening triple lutz in Wednesday's short program, Gracie Gold wondered, "Is this my Olympic moment? I'm going to be on my butt?"
Like rock stars or Brazilian soccer players, the top women figure skaters often are referred to by just their first names - Yuna, Mao, Carolina, Gracie - and Olympic success will only swell the ranks of their devoted followers.
Want to see the glasses and goggles that aerials skier Lydia Lassila and snowboarder Lindsey Jacobellis wore at the Sochi Olympics? If you go to the website of the company that manufactures their eyewear, you might be in for a shock.
Defending Olympic champion Yuna Kim of South Korea will skate 17th in a field of 30 in the short program Wednesday at the Sochi Games.
Every time Yuna Kim has taken the ice in Sochi, the cameras have been flickering at Olympic-record speeds. Kim, known to her many fans worldwide as "Queen Yuna," is competing in what she said will be her final Olympics, and some believe she will win her second gold medal.
Polina Edmunds did her geometry homework on the flight from Austria to Sochi.
Between photos and insights about their Olympic experience, some Olympians are turning over their social media accounts to sponsors, agreeing to quotas of postings on Twitter and Facebook and letting other people send commercial messages in their name.
Ashley Wagner is impressed.
American skater Ashley Wagner is responsible for the most rewatched moment during NBC's Saturday night coverage of the Winter Olympics from Sochi.
When she spent a restless night in Boston fearing she had blown her chance at the Olympics, Wagner promised herself she'd stick around for another four years if she narrowly missed out, just as she did in 2010.
"I think I have come from a bawling, scared 22-year old girl to a tough, proud, happy woman coming home to the U.S. with a medal and three clean performances," Wagner said.