The link at the beginning takes you to to a snippet taken from her interview with People. The writer at the link is picking and choosing her words, then twisting them to be more inflammatory than they really were.
I disagree with Sasha that the US girls are "hit or miss", and I think they have more international experience than she gives them credit for, but the person who swiped her quotes and posted them on the UK site is just a jerk.
I agree.I am begining to think that Racheal return to Colorado is for her skating as much as her studies. Official practices for the ladies don't start for a while yet, and finding sufficient time to train on ice my be difficult in Vancouver. Sure there are rinks in the area, but with dozens of top skaters descending on the area finding quiet ice time can't be easy. At least she showed up for opening ceremonies unlike the asian girls.
Did anyone catch Liz Manley's comments during the Figure Skating Review on Universal Sports this morning? She mentioned that one thing that really helped her in the Olympics was the ability to go home after the Opening Ceremonies and return before the ladies competition. She noted that she had great benefit from "sleeping in her own bed" and "keeping her regular training routine."
So perhaps this will benefit Mirai and Rachael as well.