She did at last year Olympics.Plus, no offense but Italy doesn't have 2 other girls at anywhere near Kostner's level. They have Kostner and Valentina. And Kostner wasn't taking a spot away from Valentina.
When was that? Barely or soundly? Is your memory failing?That's a bit ridiculous considering a healthier Rachael barely beat a subpar Mirai.
She knew it, and so? She earned it, she can throw it away if she wanted to. If the other girls wanted it, they should have done something about it 4 months ago.And the fact that Mirai soundly beat Rachael the last 3 times they competed in international competition. RAchael may think she's better even with one leg tied behind her back. But she knows FULL well the judges don't think so. Now if Rachael is at her normal level then find, send her to worlds because heck, she did earn the spot. But she was no where near at her normal level, and she knew it.