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Evan Lysacek
Figure skater Gracie Gold hopes she's as good as her name
Figure skater Gracie Gold hopes she's as good as her name

Her first name describes the refinement and polish figure skater Grace Elizabeth Gold embodies at her best, enhancing her huge, difficult jumps and the luminous smile she outlines with her trademark red lipstick. Her last name says what she's pursuing this week in Boston at the U.S. figure skating championships: her first senior-level national title and a place on the U.S. Olympic team at the Sochi Games. The women's competition will begin Thursday with the short program and will end Saturday. The top three finishers are expected to be nominated to the Sochi team. Gold, known as Gracie, 18, finished second at last year's U.S. championships, soaring from ninth after the...

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