Ashley Wagner’s Olympics Rant: Furious About Russian Skater’s Win

Fri, February 21, 2014 11:53am EDT by 23 Comments
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Mai

Posted at 10:02 PM on February 21, 2014  

India Irving, this is an inaccurate article. I watched Ashley and in her interview with the Today show (2/21) she states that she feels like the top three are very deserving of their title. She doesn’t question it. I’m not sure where you got your information, but as a journalist, this is disappointing.

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MAGG

Posted at 9:20 PM on February 21, 2014  

Ashley, in all her complaining, is not acknowledging the fact that her programs did not have the same level of technical difficulty as her competitors. Agree that artistry should have won over grunt in the case of Yuna Kim (who was robbed of gold) but Ashley is no where in the same league as Gracie Gold, the Russian 15yr old sensation Yulia or Mao Asada who all fell in their routines which were more technically difficult and polished. Ashley should also remember that she was awarded a spot on the US Olympic team even with all the falls she had at US Nationals.

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so true

Posted at 9:31 PM on February 22, 2014  

But MAGG, Ashley had “the best chance to medal for the US”, according to the experts. Funny, though…complains about people falling who placed in front of her at Sochi, but mum from falling at Nationals and making the team. A brat to say the least.

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anonymosme

Posted at 8:34 PM on February 21, 2014  

Wagner is dead wrong, she deserved what she got. Her technique sucked as well as her sportsmanship. She needs alot of work.

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Rachel

Posted at 8:57 PM on February 21, 2014  

I could not agree more. She has cussed on international t.v. in protest of her score, claimed she was gypped at the Olympics, and is generally acting entitled when her artistry and technique will never approach that of any of the medalists!

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mHoff

Posted at 7:57 PM on February 21, 2014  

I feel Ashley is correct. The ISU needs to do away with the anonymous judging system. his will make each judges scoring able to be reviewed separately for inflated scoring. It also happened with Plusinko in men’s short, team event. I am sorry he never earned that many points, he stopped footwork to take breather’s etc.
I realize Ashley is a little out spoken, but if someone does not speak up , it will never get fixed.
I for one an disgusted with the judging system for US Figure Skating.

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Rachel

Posted at 7:49 PM on February 21, 2014  

I cannot believe that the girl who got the Olympics on a wing, prayer, and politics is complaining. She was very unsportsmanlike throughout. Caught on camera cursing about her score, now she says she’s been cheated. No Ash, you weren’t. If you need to know what it feels like to be cheated, close you mouth and listen to Mirai.

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crimson

Posted at 8:40 PM on February 22, 2014  

She’s talking about KIM not herself try reading the article before posting next time.

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so true

Posted at 9:34 PM on February 22, 2014  

Amen.

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beth

Posted at 7:33 PM on February 21, 2014  

Ashley need to learn to lose with grace. Gracie Gold and Polina Edmunds were gracious in their comments and are the future of US skating. Wagner shouldn’t have been there anyway. Her program WASN’T as difficult as the Russians, Yuna or Carolina. For Ashley to infer she merited a place on the podium is ludicrous. She’s so selfish, she made it all about her and imo took a swipe at Gracie Gold, (not just the russians) who outskated Ashley once again.

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Val

Posted at 5:02 PM on February 21, 2014  

This woman has a very vulgar nature, unkind face. She should be quiet since she made it to Sochi without earning it. She is nowhere close to any af the top skaters.

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Katie

Posted at 5:52 PM on February 21, 2014  

I saw the expressions on the other USA skaters faces when Ashley was named to the team in the first place. They did not think she deserved it as a skater but also as a person. They were all so visably upset.
I agree she comes across as unkind, arrogant and self-possessed.

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Go away

Posted at 7:25 PM on February 21, 2014  

STFU…you don’t know anything. An “unkind face?” You sound like an idiot. She is not vulgar. You obviously are not American, because your choice of words is really stupid. She wasn’t trying to be on the podium, she thought the top three were correct, but the Korean girl should have won.

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Val

Posted at 11:10 PM on February 21, 2014  

I hope your knowledge of other languages is better than my English.

 
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joanie38

Posted at 2:06 PM on February 21, 2014  

Sorry, I thought Ashley was very boring lacking artistry and smooth flowing routine, her arm positions were lacking gracefullness.
the Russian deserved the Gold , she was exciting and captivating racking up extra points on her height of jumps, and holds no one ever had done, you didn’t feel lost between jumps like you felt during Ashley’s performance

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Icy

Posted at 4:57 PM on February 21, 2014  

The Korean girl deserved the gold, and alot of experts agreed with that. The judges panel had a couple of questionable people who were directly connected to the Russian Federation. One of them even had been suspended for unethical judging in the past.

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Want truth reported

Posted at 12:16 PM on February 21, 2014  

This is so untrue. I just saw her interviewed and she said the complete opposite of what you are printing. She said the three at the top completely deserve to be the medalist s. your reporting is wrong

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Cher

Posted at 4:59 PM on February 21, 2014  

Nope, this site was right. She did say the three deserved to win, then did a 100% about face and said everyone needed to be looked into. Total two-face. Please look things up before you whine if you REALLY “want truth reported.” Dummy

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Sonny

Posted at 7:27 PM on February 21, 2014  

Ha!!! You’re the dummy. What is this, high school? “A total two-face.”

 
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Julia

Posted at 10:38 AM on February 22, 2014  

No, she’s right.

She did a 100% about face and said that the judges were wrong and needed to be looked in to. She’s two-faced.

 
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