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Gracie Gold
2012 ISU World Team Trophy Gracie GOLD2.jpg
Gold at 2012 World Team Trophy
Personal information
Country represented United States
Born(1995-08-17) August 17, 1995 (age 18)
Newton, Massachusetts
Home townSpringfield, Illinois
ResidenceLos Angeles, California
Height1.68 m (5 ft 6 in)
CoachFrank Carroll
Former coachAlexander Ouriashev
Susan Liss
Toni Hickey
Amy Vorhaben
Max Liu
ChoreographerMarina Zueva
Scott Brown
Pasquale Camerlengo
Oleg Epstein
Skating clubWagon Wheel FSC
Training locationsEl Segundo, California
Former training locationsChicago
Began skating2003
World standing10 (As of 20 September 2013 (2013-09-20))[1]
Season's bests9 (2012–2013)[2]
12 (2011–2012)[3]
ISU personal best scores
Combined total188.03
2013 World Team Trophy
Short program69.45
2013 Skate Canada
Free skate127.05
2013 World Team Trophy
 
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Gracie Gold
2012 ISU World Team Trophy Gracie GOLD2.jpg
Gold at 2012 World Team Trophy
Personal information
Country represented United States
Born(1995-08-17) August 17, 1995 (age 18)
Newton, Massachusetts
Home townSpringfield, Illinois
ResidenceLos Angeles, California
Height1.68 m (5 ft 6 in)
CoachFrank Carroll
Former coachAlexander Ouriashev
Susan Liss
Toni Hickey
Amy Vorhaben
Max Liu
ChoreographerMarina Zueva
Scott Brown
Pasquale Camerlengo
Oleg Epstein
Skating clubWagon Wheel FSC
Training locationsEl Segundo, California
Former training locationsChicago
Began skating2003
World standing10 (As of 20 September 2013 (2013-09-20))[1]
Season's bests9 (2012–2013)[2]
12 (2011–2012)[3]
ISU personal best scores
Combined total188.03
2013 World Team Trophy
Short program69.45
2013 Skate Canada
Free skate127.05
2013 World Team Trophy

Gracie Gold (born August 17, 1995 in Newton, Massachusetts) is an American figure skater. She is the 2012 Rostelecom Cup silver medalist, the 2013 U.S. National silver medalist, the 2012 World Junior silver medalist, and the 2012 U.S. Junior national champion. Her highest World Championship placement is sixth in 2013.

Career[edit]

Gold trained at two rinks in the Chicago area, coached by Alex Ouriashev.[4]

Gold was 4th on the novice level at the 2010 U.S. Championships. The next season, she competed on the junior level but finished 6th at the Midwestern Sectionals and failed to qualify for the national championships.[5] After the event, she began preparing for the following season by working to increase her technical content.[5]

2011–2012 season[edit]

Gold made her international debut at the Junior Grand Prix in Tallinn, Estonia, winning gold at the event. She then qualified for the 2012 U.S. Championships on the Junior level, where she won both the short and long programs to take the gold medal. Her total of 178.92 points is a record for a junior lady at the U.S. Championships. Gold won gold in all seven of her competitions this season, leading into the U.S. Championships. She then competed at the 2012 World Junior Championships in Minsk, Belarus. Her luggage was delayed for two days but not her skates.[6] Gold won the silver medal at the event. She signed with International Management Group.[7]

Gold was named in the U.S. team to the 2012 World Team Trophy.[7] At her senior international debut, she finished 5th overall behind fellow Junior Worlds medalist Adelina Sotnikova.

2012–2013 season[edit]

Gold finished 7th in her senior Grand Prix debut at the 2012 Skate Canada. She then worked with a sports psychologist on her focus and refined her programs in Canton, Michigan.[8] At her second event, the 2012 Rostelecom Cup, she won the silver medal.[9] At her first senior U.S. Nationals, Gold placed ninth in the short program, first in the free skate, and won the silver medal overall with a score of 186.57 points.[10][11] She was named in the U.S. team to the 2013 Four Continents and finished 6th at the event. At the 2013 World Championships, she placed ninth in the short program, fifth in the free skate, and 6th overall setting a new personal best score of 184.25 points. Gold, with teammate Ashley Wagner, who finished in fifth place, thus secured three spots for the US women at the 2014 Winter Olympics.

At the 2013 World Team Trophy in Tokyo, Gold placed third in the short program and third in the free skate to finish third overall, setting a personal and season best score total of 188.03 points. Team USA won the team gold for the second time since 2009.

In July 2013, Gold became a Pandora Jewelry ambassador.[12]

2013–2014 season[edit]

After parting ways with coach, Alex Ourashiev, in late August 2013, Gold trained with Marina Zueva and Oleg Epstein in Canton, Michigan while searching for a new permanent coach.[13] She took silver at her first event of the season, the U.S. International Figure Skating Classic. After the event, she traveled to California for a week-long tryout with Frank Carroll at the Toyota Sports Center in El Segundo.[13] On September 25, 2013, it was announced that Carroll would be her permanent coach.[14]

In the 2013–2014 ISU Grand Prix series, Gold competed at the 2013 Skate Canada placing first in the short program with a personal best of 69.45 and third in the free skate winning the bronze medal overall. At her next event at the 2013 NHK Trophy she finished 4th. Gold is the third alternate for the Grand Prix Final.

Personal life[edit]

Gold attended ninth grade at Glenwood Senior High School in Chatham, Illinois before switching to online education at MU High School.[4][15] Her father is an anesthesiologist.[4] Gold's mother is a nurse and Gracie would like to become a physician or orthodontist. She has a fraternal twin sister, Carly, who is also a competitive figure skater.[9][16]

Programs[edit]

Gold won the silver medal at the 2012 Junior World Championships
SeasonShort programFree skatingExhibition
2013–2014
[17]
2012–2013
[7][18]
2011–2012
[19][20]

Competitive highlights[edit]

Results[21]
International
Event2009–102010–112011–122012–132013–14
Worlds6th
Four Continents6th
GP NHK Trophy4th
GP Rostelecom Cup2nd
GP Skate Canada7th3rd
U.S. Classic2nd2nd
International: Junior
Junior Worlds2nd
JGP Estonia1st
National
U.S. Champ.4th N.1st J.2nd
Midwest. Sect.6th J.1st J.
Team events
World Team2T / 5P1T / 3P
GP = Grand Prix; JGP = Junior Grand Prix
Levels: N. = Novice; J. = Junior
T = Team result; P = Personal result; Medals awarded for team result only.

Detailed results[edit]

Gold at the 2012 Rostelecom Cup

(Small medals for short and free programs awarded only at ISU Championships. Pewter medals for fourth-place finishes awarded only at U.S. national and regional events.)

2013–2014 season
DateEventLevelSPFSTotal
November 8-10, 20132013 NHK TrophySenior4
62.83
3
114.98
4
177.81
October 25-27, 20132013 Skate CanadaSenior1
69.45
3
117.20
3
186.75
September 11-15, 20132013 U.S. ClassicSenior1
58.49
3
106.19
2
164.68
2012–2013 season
DateEventLevelSPFSTotal
April 11–14, 20132013 World Team TrophySenior3
60.98
3
127.05
3
188.03
March 11–17, 20132013 World ChampionshipsSenior9
58.85
5
125.40
6
184.25
February 8–11, 20132013 Four ContinentsSenior5
60.36
6
106.30
6
166.66
January 19–27, 20132013 U.S. ChampionshipsSenior9
54.08
1
132.49
2
186.57
November 9–11, 20122012 Rostelecom CupSenior1
62.16
2
112.87
2
175.03
October 26–28, 20122012 Skate Canada InternationalSenior9
52.19
6
99.38
7
151.57
September 12–16, 20122012 U.S. ClassicSenior2
59.37
1
111.78
2
171.15
2011–2012 season
DateEventLevelSPFSTotal
April 18–22, 20122012 ISU World Team TrophySenior4
59.07
5
110.58
5
169.65
February 27 – March 4, 20122012 World Junior ChampionshipsJunior2
58.00
2
113.85
2
171.85
January 22–29, 20122012 U.S. Junior ChampionshipsJunior1
60.21
1
118.17
1
178.92
November 15–19, 20112012 Midwestern SectionalsJunior1
59.18
1
115.72
1
174.90
October 12–15, 20112011 JGP EstoniaJunior1
60.18
1
112.51
1
172.69
2010–2011 season
DateEventLevelSPFSTotal
November 9–13, 20102011 Midwestern SectionalsJunior6
40.52
6
75.55
6
116.07
2009–2010 season
DateEventLevelSPFSTotal
November 9–13, 20102010 U.S. Novice ChampionshipsNovice6
-
4
-
4
123.61

References[edit]

  1. ^ "ISU World Standings for Single & Pair Skating and Ice Dance : Ladies". International Skating Union. 2012-03-31. 
  2. ^ "ISU Judging System – Season Bests Total Scores 2012/2013 : Ladies". International Skating Union. 2013-04-13. 
  3. ^ "ISU Judging System – Season Bests Total Scores 2011/2012 : Ladies". International Skating Union. 2012-03-31. 
  4. ^ a b c Hersh, Philip (December 21, 2011). "Gracie good as gold?". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved 2011-12-21. 
  5. ^ a b Walker, Elvin (2012-03-18). "Gold lives up to the hype". Golden Skate. 
  6. ^ Hersh, Philip (2012-03-02). "After short, Gold 2d at world junior meet". Chicago Tribune. 
  7. ^ a b c Hersh, Philip (2012-04-06). "U.S. skating turns to Gold standard". Chicago Tribune. 
  8. ^ Rutherford, Lynn (2013-01-10). "Road to Omaha: Gold adds polish, counts points". IceNetwork. 
  9. ^ a b Ford, Bonnie D. (2012-12-20). "Gracie Gold focuses on growing her skills". ESPN. 
  10. ^ "2013 Prudential U.S. Figure Skating Championship Ladies". 2013-01-26. 
  11. ^ Hersh, Philip (January 26, 2013). "Stunning silver finish for Gold". Chicago Tribune. 
  12. ^ "PANDORA Jewelry Welcomes U.S. Figure Skater, Silver Medalist, Gracie Gold, to the PANDORA family". PR Newswire. July 17, 2013. 
  13. ^ a b Rutherford, Lynn (September 14, 2013). "Gold to test waters with Carroll in Los Angeles". IceNetwork.com. 
  14. ^ "Gold to Train with Frank Carroll". U.S. Figure Skating. September 25, 2013. 
  15. ^ Robb, Shannon (February 22, 2013). "MU High School offers flexibility for students like figure skater Gracie Gold". Columbia Missourian. 
  16. ^ Manzagol, Denise (2011-07-22). "Gold twins shine on day one at Skate Detroit". Icenetwork. Retrieved 2011-10-15. 
  17. ^ Brannen, Sarah (May 14, 2013). "The Inside Edge: AAC gala brings out glamour". IceNetwork.com. 
  18. ^ "Gracie GOLD: 2012/2013". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 2013-03-12. 
  19. ^ "Gracie GOLD: 2011/2012". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 2012-01-21. 
  20. ^ "Gracie Gold". Ice Network. 
  21. ^ "Competition Results: Gracie GOLD". International Skating Union. 

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