Quote Originally Posted by Jammers View Post
If Gracie keeps improving she has the firepower to beat the Russian girls. It just might take some time. Plus Julia and Elena might be in for some hard times as they hit puberty. Julia especially has smallish jumps.
I still don't understand the hype about Gracie Gold. But I think she'll definitely remain until 2018, unless she suffers from major career-ending injuries.

Mirai, she'll only be 24 in 2018 - I think if he results in the next few seasons are decent/good, but she doesn't necessarily medal at Worlds of the Olympics, she might stay for another quadrennial to give it her last best shot.