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Going for Gold: Gracie Gold

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SOCHI, Russia (WHDH) - Wednesday is ladies night in Sochi as the women's figure skaters take the ice, and one skater in particular is getting a lot of attention.

She's a headline writer's dream and Gracie Gold is hoping to make her dreams come true in Sochi.

The 18-year-old leapt on to the national scene after two flawless skates in Boston at last month's national championships.

She took home the gold then and hopes to repeat that performance at the winter games.

β€œIt definitely changed my perception of what's possible - there's still a lot of women out there and I might still be considered a dark horse for the podium, but I think I have a much better chance after these performances,” said Gracie Gold.

Gracie's skating career really came full circle after punching her ticket to Sochi over at the Garden, because her skating career got started in Massachusetts as well.

She was born in Newton and actually learned to skate here in the Bay State.

Gold and her family moved to the Midwest and at age eight her competitive career began.

Now she trains in California with famed skating coach Frank Carroll; the same man who helped Evan Lysacek win gold in 2010.

Gold can make skating, and juggling look easy, but the teenager knows taking home a medal in Sochi will be anything but.

β€œI think I have a shot of course, but it's really hard to say, I mean it's the Olympics everybody's there to make the podium,” Gold said.

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