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Gracie Gold
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Personal information
Full nameGrace Elizabeth Gold[1]
Country representedUnited States
Born(1995-08-17) August 17, 1995 (age 18)
Newton, Massachusetts
Home townSpringfield, Missouri
ResidenceHermosa Beach, California [2]
Height1.65 m (5 ft 5 in)[3]
CoachFrank Carroll
Former coachAlexander Ouriashev, Toni Hickey, Susan Liss, Amy Vorhaben, Max Liu
ChoreographerMarina Zueva, Pasquale Camerlengo, Scott Brown, Oleg Epstein
Skating clubWagon Wheel FSC
Training locationsEl Segundo, California
Former training locationsCrystal Lake, Illinois[4]
Began skating2003
World standing7 (As of 3 March 2014)[5]
Season's bests6 (2013–2014)[6]
9 (2012–2013)[7]
12 (2011–2012)[8]
ISU personal best scores
Combined total205.53
2014 Winter Olympics
Short program70.31
2014 World
Free skate136.90
2014 Winter Olympics
 
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Gracie Gold
U.S. Championships Ladies FSVC - Gracie Gold.jpg
Personal information
Full nameGrace Elizabeth Gold[1]
Country representedUnited States
Born(1995-08-17) August 17, 1995 (age 18)
Newton, Massachusetts
Home townSpringfield, Missouri
ResidenceHermosa Beach, California [2]
Height1.65 m (5 ft 5 in)[3]
CoachFrank Carroll
Former coachAlexander Ouriashev, Toni Hickey, Susan Liss, Amy Vorhaben, Max Liu
ChoreographerMarina Zueva, Pasquale Camerlengo, Scott Brown, Oleg Epstein
Skating clubWagon Wheel FSC
Training locationsEl Segundo, California
Former training locationsCrystal Lake, Illinois[4]
Began skating2003
World standing7 (As of 3 March 2014)[5]
Season's bests6 (2013–2014)[6]
9 (2012–2013)[7]
12 (2011–2012)[8]
ISU personal best scores
Combined total205.53
2014 Winter Olympics
Short program70.31
2014 World
Free skate136.90
2014 Winter Olympics

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Grace Elizabeth Gold[9] (born August 17, 1995), known as Gracie Gold, is an American figure skater. She is the 2012 World Junior silver medalist, 2013 U.S. national silver medalist, and 2014 U.S. national champion. At the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Gold received a bronze medal in the team event and placed 4th in the ladies' single skating competition. Gold placed 5th at the 2014 World Figure Skating Championships in Saitama, Japan.

Career[edit]

Gold started at age 7, and then began training with a professional when she was 13,and then worked with Alexia Griffin then joined Susan Liss before switching to Toni Hickey [10] in Springfield, Illinois.[11] Her next coach was Alex Ouriashev, who worked with her at two rinks in the Chicago area.[12]

Gold was fourth on the novice level at the 2010 U.S. Championships. The next season, she competed on the junior level but finished sixth at the Midwestern Sectionals and failed to qualify for the national championships.[13] After the event, she began preparing for the following season by working to increase her technical content.[13]

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.[14] Gold won the silver medal at the event. She signed with International Management Group.[15]

Gold was named in the U.S. team to the 2012 World Team Trophy.[15] 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.[16] At her second event, the 2012 Rostelecom Cup, she won the silver medal.[17] 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.[18][19] 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.[20]

2013–2014 season[edit]

After parting ways with her 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.[21] 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.[21] On September 25, 2013, it was announced that Carroll would be her permanent coach.[22]

During the 2013–14 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 (the 2013 NHK Trophy) she finished 4th and became the third alternate for the Grand Prix Final.

At the 2014 US Championships, Gold placed first in the short program with 72.12 points, the highest-ever ladies' score earned at the US Championships under the ISU Judging System. She went on to win the free skate with another record score of 139.57, thus securing her first US title. Gold appeared on one of the four front covers of the Sports Illustrated Olympic Preview edition. She was named to the U.S. team for the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. She won a bronze medal in the Olympic team event, and she finished 4th in the ladies singles event with a score of 205.53 points. March 4 was declared "Gracie Gold Day" in Springfield, Illinois. Gold was assigned to represent the USA at the 2014 World Championships in Saitama, Japan, where she placed 5th overall. She performs with Stars On Ice for the 2014 season.

Personal life[edit]

Gold was born in Newton, Massachusetts, the daughter of Denise, an ER nurse, and Carl Gold, an anesthesiologist.[11][12] Her fraternal twin sister, Carly Christine Gold, is younger by 40 minutes and is also a competitive figure skater.[23][24] Gold and her family are Roman Catholic.[11]

Gold was raised in Springfield, Missouri before moving to Springfield, Illinois.[11] She attended ninth grade at Glenwood Senior High School in Chatham, Illinois before switching to online education.[12][25] She has expressed a desire to become a physician or orthodontist but more recently has considered a career in journalism.[citation needed]

Programs[edit]

Gold won the silver medal at the 2012 Junior World Championships
SeasonShort programFree skatingExhibition
2013–2014
[26][27]

2012–2013
[15][28]
2011–2012
[29][30]

Competitive highlights[edit]

Gracie Gold at the 2013 Skate Canada podium
Gracie Gold at the 2012 Rostelecom Cup podium
Results[30][31]
International
Event2009–102010–112011–122012–132013–14
Olympics4th
Worlds6th5th
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.2nd1st
Midwest. Sect.6th J.1st J.
Team events
Olympics3rd
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
March 24-30, 20142014 World ChampionshipsSenior5
70.31
7
124.27
6
194.58
February 7–23, 20142014 Winter Olympics – IndividualSenior4
68.63
5
136.90
4
205.53
February 7–23, 20142014 Winter Olympics – Team EventSenior2
129.38
3
January 5–12, 20142014 U.S. ChampionshipsSenior1
72.12
1
139.57
1
211.69
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]

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  3. ^ Gracie GOLD - Sochi 2014 Olympics
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  8. ^ "ISU Judging System – Season Bests Total Scores 2011/2012 : Ladies". International Skating Union. March 31, 2012. 
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  28. ^ "Gracie GOLD: 2012/2013". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on March 12, 2013. 
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