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    News Gracie Gold is without coach

    When figure skater Gracie Gold began doing visualizations after last season, when she had finished sixth in the world and second in the United States during her first year at the senior level, she pictured coach Alex Ouriashev at the rink boards with her in the 2014 Olympics.

    Late last month, the 18-year-old who had been based in the Chicago suburbs edited Ouriashev out of the picture....

    Article by Phil Hersh for the Chicago Tribune
    Published September 15, 2013
    Find article here: http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports...4380303.column

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    What does that mean? She has no coach right before the Olympics? Michelle Kwan was one of the world's greatest skaters in late 2001, and she didn't benefit from shedding her coach. This doesn't seem like a good sign.

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    Could someone please copy paste the article of Chicago Tribune here?? If located outside United States one cannot read this specific CT article!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sara View Post
    Could someone please copy paste the article of Chicago Tribune here?? If located outside United States one cannot read this specific CT article!
    No, that would not be fair. Instead you can try

    http://t.co/oPEKUslep8

    This is a link from Hersh's twitter. I think it has the identical content.

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    Quote Originally Posted by seabm7 View Post
    No, that would not be fair. Instead you can try

    http://t.co/oPEKUslep8

    This is a link from Hersh's twitter. I think it has the identical content.
    Sorry, this link doesn't work outside America either.

    But, I am sure the story will appear in lots of places within the next 24 hours! After all, this is the American media's golden girl!

    Whatever the full story is (I can't read the Chicago Tribune story, remember), it doesn't sound good going into an Olympic season.

    I hope Gracie gets alternative arrangements in place pretty quickly. After all, it's only a month until the (Senior) GP Series starts, and the countdown to Sochi begins in earnest.

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    I seem to be having trouble accessing the article but I just read a recent article on Icenetwork that
    said Gracie is going to Frank Carroll. Is Phil saying that is not so, and Gracie is coach-less?


    Here is the article from IN dated 9/14/13

    http://web.icenetwork.com/news/2013/...in-los-angeles

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    Your link goes to the very same page which is geoblocked... :/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sara View Post
    Your link goes to the very same page which is geoblocked... :/
    I am sorry. It wasn't from my desktop, though I am outside the US right now.

    If you go to Philip Hersh's twitter, he left some tidbits. Basically, FC hasn't said "yes" yet. Meanwhile Gracie is talking about splitting times between LA and Detroit, if possible. It will take some time before she settles down.

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    Quote Originally Posted by demarinis5 View Post
    I seem to be having trouble accessing the article but I just read a recent article on Icenetwork that
    said Gracie is going to Frank Carroll. Is Phil saying that is not so, and Gracie is coach-less?


    Here is the article from IN dated 9/14/13

    http://web.icenetwork.com/news/2013/...in-los-angeles
    According to the IN article as well, Gold is without a permanent coach right now.

    IN reported that she is going to Carroll for (only) a one-week tryout. A permanent arrangement is not a done deal.

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    Carroll may be miffed that the story has been discussed as if it were a done deal. If Gracie wants to continue working actively with Zoueva she could look for a technical coach in Detroit.

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    Gracie should have made the move months ago, that said I am not a fan of Frank Carroll at all. She should stay with Marina and her group to train especially if she is looking for better focus in competition.

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    I'm in the states, and when I tried to access the article, it asked me to pay to see it. So I didn't see the full article either. Thanks to everyone who gave details from the article here. It still worries me. Gracie shouldn't have to have her focus split by needing to find another coach in the Olympic season. It will slow her down, I fear.

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    That's right. Splitting her time between LA and Detroit? It won't work during the season. Carroll's rink is not even in LA, it's in Palm Springs (right?). I wonder how many direct flights they have between Detroit and Palm Springs per week.

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    BTW, if anyone in this thread is interested in reading more stuff about what is/was unfolding re Gold, the topic also is/was being discussed at length in the American Ladies thread. For better or worse, TSL started making references to Gold's coaching change quite a few days ago -- well before IN or Hersh published anything.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thinspread View Post
    That's right. Splitting her time between LA and Detroit? It won't work during the season. Carroll's rink is not even in LA, it's in Palm Springs (right?). I wonder how many direct flights they have between Detroit and Palm Springs per week.
    No, he's back at Toyota Sports this season.

    I think she's trying to hedge her bets with her comments in case she and FrankC don't mesh. I think she'll end up happy with him, though.

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