Grace Elizabeth Gold, born August 17, 1995, known as Gracie Gold, is an American figure skater.
Gracie Gold pronounces her name (video by sabinfire)
Original Post by Forever Fish
I've been rooting for this girl for a good while, and now that she has her foot firmly planted in the Olympic door, I think that she deserves some GS lovin'.
So, fire away.
OCTOBER 2015 UPDATE BY Alex D
Biography & Skating style:
Born in Newton, Massachusetts, Gracie picked up the skating boots at the age of eight, when she began training with Amy Vorhaben and Max Liu before switching to work with Alexia Griffin. Over the years she was coached by the likes of Susan Liss, Toni Hickey and until August 2013 Alex Ourashiev. After being trained by Marina Zueva and Oleg Epstein for a short time, Gold started working with a new permanent coach, Frank Carroll, who already helped Michelle Kwan to four World Championships and a silver medal at the Olympics in Nagano.
Gracie who first competed in pairs with Sean Hickey, is capable of landing all triples, except the Axel. Said element, however, seems to be back on schedule, after already being practiced and landed in 2011, back then however, with the help of a pole harness.
Throughout the years, Gracie impressed with her speed, the positive attitude and graceful spins, but also her huge heart. The Bronze medalist of Sochi in the team event, won the US National title in 2014 with a new Short Program record of 72.12 and combined total of 211.69, something no other US lady had ever done before.
Besides also winning the Grand Prix at NHK later that year and scoring good results at Worlds, Gold has to face a lot of negativity and pressure in her home country, where only the gold medal seems to count. Gracie, however, also shines when she doesn't win, her gracious attitude on and off the ice is a real gift to the Figure Skating Community and surely a great motivation to all the kids out there.
Current PB: 205.53 (Sochi Olympics) / 211.69 (Nationals 2014)
Season Short program Free skating Exhibition 2015-2016
Competition Results (updated 21. of October)
TSL - October 2015
Fox Sports, By Jill Painter Lopez - March 2015 (Olympic figure skater Gracie Gold 'can't wait to go back to the Games)
CBS New York, On The Couch - March 2014
Trans World Sport - February 2014
World News, Gracie Gold Olympic Skater - February 2014 (portrait of Gracie)
Fox Sports, By Michelle Kwan - January 2014
FS Skating - April 2013 (First Senior Season and Olympic goals)
Icenetwork, Amy Rosewater - October 2015 (Living legend: Carroll still leading skating's best)
Examiner, Michelle Kennedy - October 2015 (Gracie Gold prepares for Skate America)
Goldenskate, Alex D - September 2014 (Graceful Days at Oberstdorf)
Icenetwork, Mickey Brown - February 2014 (Cold-blooded Gold stares adversity in the face)
NY Times, Jeré Longman - February 2014 (For Gold, Perfection Is Overrated)
NY Daily-News, Filip Bondy - February 2014(Figure skater Gracie Gold promoted as face of America for Winter Olympics in Sochi)
Bufallo News, - January 2014 (Road To Sochi)
USA Today, Kelly Whiteside - March 2013 (Gracie in awe of Yuna Kim)
Gracie LP Practice Run Through - September 2015, by TSL
Gracie´s SP 2015 - Glacier Falls, by TSL
Juniors SP - US Nationals 2012 by, US Figure Skating
Juniors LP - ISU JGP 2011 Tallinn, by ISU Junior Grand Prix
Juniors SP - ISU JGP 2011 Tallinn, by ISU Junior Grand Prix
Gracie's triple Axel 2011, by Carly Gold
Videos unofficial: (uptime not guaranteed)
Practice - Sun Valley, October 2015, by Wordsup
FS - Japan Open 2015, by iceberg up
Gala 2015 World Championships, by GutsuFan
Gala 2014 US Nationals, by uzd fs
Juniors FS - Broadmoor 2010, by cthoaa
Juniors SP - Broadmoor 2010, by cthoaa