Polina Edmunds had no time to grow into becoming both the future and present of U.S. women's figure skating, since that all happened all in one fell swoop.
Then she had to deal with growing out of the body that carried her to the top so fast.
It is no wonder that the physical changes that befall teenage girls have sent Edmunds tumbling during the first part of her first full season as a senior competitor.
"Puberty is upon me," said Edmunds, who turned 16 last May. "I have to adjust my balance, coordination, center, weight, everything as I go from a girl to a woman."
She has company: Russia's Yulia Lipnitskaya, darling of the 2014 Olympics and...