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Ladies figure skating spotlight on Edmunds, Gold, Wagner

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Ladies figure skaters have always stolen the spotlight at the Olympics, and this year, it's shining bright on Polina Edmunds, Gracie Gold and Ashley Wagner.

The team has been grabbing headlines ever since they were selected at nationals in Boston last month.

With Ashley's selection was especially contentious because of a disappointing performance at the garden. However, she tells me she is gunning for the medal podium.

“I have worked so hard these past three weeks to really redefine who I am as a skater, and I completely changed the way I approach training. I have put in the work for this medal, and I'm ready to go get it,” Ashley said.

Ashley and Gracie already won bronze as part of the team competition earlier in the games, and Gracie said that's not the only highlight.

She also got a shoutout from her celebrity look-alike.

“Taylor Swift tweeted me, so that might be close to number one right there,” Gracie said.

15-year-old Polina has also gotten a lot of attention.

After two incredible skates in Boston, which vaulted her from unknown to the talk of the national championships, the young skater arrived in Sochi only this past weekend. She said watching Team USA skate on TV geared her up for her chance.

“While I was in Austria, I did get to see the men perform, and it was just so exciting. And I was just thinking how much I couldn't wait to get on the ice there as well,” Polina said.

South Korea’s Yuna Kim is the defending gold medalist and it's likely she'll end up at the top of the podium.

But with the Olympics, anything can happen.

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