Gracie Gold is an American figure skater. She was the 2012 World Junior silver medalist, the 2014 U.S. national champion, and in the past few days was named to the U.S. team for the 2014 Winter Olympics. Only 18, she is considered the darling of Sochi.
Gracie Gold began skating when she was 8 after attending a birthday party at an ice arena. “There were figure skaters on the ice doing amazing tricks. I was so impressed.” She signed up for classes later that year. Gracie Gold attended the Univeristy of Missouri high School. She has expressed a desire to become a physician or orthodontist.
She has a twin sister who is also a competitive figure skater.
Gracie Gold said of her routine before being chosen for the Olympic team, “The nerves are something I’ve battled with and let them get into my head, but tonight I felt strangely calm.” Sometimes to sooth her nerves, she juggles before she competes.
She moved from Illinois (where she normally trained) to Southern California in September 2013 to work with a different coach. In November, she ditched her short program and used new music and choreography.
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As for making the Olympics, Gracie Gold said, “I was on top of the world. I’m still on cloud nice. I was so proud of how I skated and I was able to earn my spot to Sochi. It’s a lot to take in that I’m going to Sochi and that I just made the Olympics. At 18, I’m fulfilling my biggest life goal thus far.”
Her hobbies include reading, juggling and tennis. Her favorite book series is The Hunger Games. Though there isn't that much information written about her now, we think that will change very soon. We wish her all the best in Sochi.