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Gracie Gold is considered by many to be the U.S.' best chance to win gold.
Figure skating may not be your cup of tea, but at least give it a try. It's one of the original Winter Olympic events, and it has produced several of the most compelling storylines that the Games have ever witnessed.
Kim Yu-Na is the favorite to win the competition this year. In 2010, she won gold at the Vancouver Games in stunning fashion by breaking the world records in the short program, the free skating and the combined total. If the South Korean skater can win once again, she'll be the first to win two consecutive Olympic golds in singles skating since Katarina Witt won her second in 1984.
Another contender to look out for is 15-year-old Julia Lipnitskaia, who made headlines for her dazzling performance in the team skating event. The young, rising star holds the top scores in the free program and the combined total in this year's figure-skating season. If she can top Kim Yu-Na and finish first, she'll bring home Russia's first-ever Olympic gold in ladies' singles skating.
The U.S. will be looking to end an eight-year gold medal drought, and its hopes lie with Ashley Wagner, Gracie Gold and Polina Edmunds.
After finishing fourth in the U.S. Figure Skating Championships this year, Wagner was controversially selected over bronze medalist Mirai Nagasu to represent the U.S. in Sochi. This will be Wagner's first Olympics, and she'll surely be motivated to prove her critics wrong.
Eighteen-year-old Gracie Gold finished first in the U.S. Championships and looks to be the Americans' best chance of winning gold. As the face of American figure skating during these Games, Gold faces plenty of pressure and sky-high expectations to perform.
Realistically, a first-place finish is a long shot for any of the U.S. skaters this year. However, that's no reason not to watch, because with the way Gold's been skating of late, in four years' time, we may have an Olympic champion on our hands.