Ashley is furious about skaters who fell, yet still placed above her, in the women’s figure skating individual program, including 15-year-old Yulia Lipnitskaia.
Figure skaters toil their whole lives to hopefully one day get a shot at an Olympic medal, so of course tension runs high and disappointment is inevitable for all but three lucky and skillful women. But at this year’s Sochi Winter games, American ice princess Ashley Wagner is questioning if the women who made her sport’s podium really deserved to be there.
Poor Yulia! At the young age of 15, she is competing in her first Olympics ever. While many had high expectations, the skater landed in only fifth place on Feb. 19, after a shocking fall during the short program!
Yulia Lipnitskaya still impressed when she took the ice in her first ever run as a solo act at the 2014 Olympics in Sochi. The young skater from Russia scored only a 65.23, though, after taking a tragic fall during her triple flip at the end of her routine. See the shocking fall here.
Gracie, 18, skated a career best during the Winter Olympics on Feb. 9 but she still couldn’t beat Russia’s leading lady, 15-year-old Yulia. HollywoodLifers, who do you think skated better?
Gracie Gold is definitely a contender to win the gold medal but as of now, she’s in third place. The Chicago native is trailing behind Russia’s Yulia Lipnitskaya, who stole the show with 141.51 points, putting her in first place.
After a disappointing showing at the US National Championships, figure skater Ashley Wagner got a bit of redemption during the team short program on Feb. 8. But not even her great performance could outdo her 15-year-old Russian opponent — and all you have to do is see the look on Ashley’s face to know how she felt about it!
The Winter Olympics are great for many things, but nothing quite matches the drama of figure skating. There were two standouts during Day 1 of the team events in Sochi on Feb. 8 — the comeback story of U.S. skater Ashley Wagner and the coming out party for the Russian 15-year-old phenom, Yulia Lipnitskaya.