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Sun Jan 19, 2014, 01:53 PM

6. Suddenly, this story makes a lot more sense

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US Olympic Figure Skating Ices 3rd Place Medalist

...Mirai Nagasu, a 20-year-old skater who finished fourth at the 2010 Vancouver Olympics, took third place at the nationals competition this weekend. The only top finisher with Olympic experience, she was also the only figure skater not to fall or make a major error. But when the American women's team was announced Sunday, 22-year-old Ashley Wagner, who placed fourth, took the third Olympic spot. Nagasu was named as an alternate.

...(T)he rules allow the US Figure Skating Association to judge the skater's "body of work" over the past year, which can carry an unspecified weight in the final team selection. Nagasu, skating without a coach, was coming back from an inconsistent year on the competition circuit. And although Wagner fell multiple times and had a less difficult program, her brand has been a major part of the Olympics marketing plan.

It's hard to say what doomed Nagasu more, not having a coach (it wouldn't reflect well on the coaching profession if she medaled), or not being a cute perky wholesome type with advertising potential (especially with Lindsey Vonn unavailable). But if an Asian is a shoo-in for the gold medal anyway, I guess it all works out for them in the end...


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