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    U.S. figure skater Christina Gao was born March 7, 1994, in Cincinnati, Ohio.

    Christina Gao says her name at the beginning of this video:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=msQdEYBh3KE
    Last edited by dorispulaski; 11-10-2015 at 05:52 PM.

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    Christina Gao

    Christina tweets this selfie from China.

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BsigsmmIIAAqchT.jpg

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    Has anyone seen Gao skate this summer in the US or abroad? I can appreciate staying low key or "under the radar" but with two GP appointments, you'd think there'd be something, somewhere...

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2A3TMom View Post
    Has anyone seen Gao skate this summer in the US or abroad? I can appreciate staying low key or "under the radar" but with two GP appointments, you'd think there'd be something, somewhere...
    A couple of @gao_christina's Instagram still photos from this summer suggest that she has been on the ice.

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    Pretty sure Christina is in these fun off-ice shots at Nats. (Give each link a few seconds to direct to Christina's specific shots.)

    http://www.thebos.co/p/WAX2UZ January 19, 2015 at 4:29 PM

    http://www.thebos.co/p/BX9KO1 January 19, 2015 at 4:39 PM
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    Lovely tweet and photo from a lovely skater and person:

    @christina_gao
    Thanks for a wild ride.✌��️
    And thank you to everyone who made these past 14 years so special. ❤️
    #retired
    1:34 PM - 17 Jun 2015
    https://twitter.com/christina_gao/st...70749748199425

    For posterity:

    Today's IN story re her retirement (already posted in The Edge):

    Some excerpts from her IN bio ... in case it disappears:

    2014-15 SEASON NOTES

    SP Music: "River" by Emeli Sande
    FS Music: Music from the Angels and Demons soundtrack by Hans Zimmer and Joshua Bell

    Costumes designed by Yumi Barnett-Nakamura

    2013-14 Season Notes
    SP Music: "Close Without Touching" by David Arkenstone
    FS Music: Music from the Angels and Demons soundtrack by Hans Zimmer and Joshua Bell

    Costumes designed by Yumi Barnett-Nakamura

    2012-13 Season Notes
    SP Music: "Close Without Touching" by Kostia
    FS Music: "Libertango" by Astor Piazzolla

    2011-12 Season Notes
    SP Music: "Mendelssohn's Violin Concerto" by Felix Mendelssohn
    FS Music: "Libertango" by Astor Piazzolla

    Costumes designed by Josiane Lamond

    2010-11 Season Notes
    SP Music: "Violin Concerto in E minor" by Felix Mendelssohn
    FS Music: "Yellow River Concerto" by various artists

    2009-10 Season Notes
    SP Music: "Morning Passages" by Philip Glass from the soundtrack of The Hours
    FS Music: Music from the ballet La Fille Mal Gardee by Ferdinand Herold

    Costumes designed by Josiane Lamond

    2008-09 Season Notes
    SP Music: "Liza's Dance" from the Stepping Out soundtrack
    FS Music: Richard Bonynge's "Paquita" performed by the English Concert Orchestra

    Competitive History
    2015 - U.S. Championships - 11th
    2014 - NHK Trophy - 9th
    2014 - Cup of China - 9th
    2014 - U.S. Championships - 8th
    2013 - Trophee Bompard - 8th
    2013 - Skate Canada - 4th
    2013 - Ondrej Nepela Trophy - 3rd
    2013 - Four Continents Championships - 4th
    2013 - U.S. Championships - 5th
    2012 - Grand Prix Final - 6th
    2012 - Trophee Eric Bompard - 4th
    2012 - Skate America - 2nd
    2012 - World Junior Championships - 7th
    2012 - U.S. Championships - 5th
    2011 - Rostelecom Cup - 10th
    2011 - Cup of China - 5th
    2011 - World Junior Championships - 4th
    2011 - U.S. Championships - 5th
    2010 - World Junior Championships - 8th
    2010 - Junior Grand Prix Final - 6th
    2010 - Junior Grand Prix (Germany) - 2nd
    2010 - Junior Grand Prix (Austria) - 2nd
    2010 - U.S. Championships - 5th
    2009 - Junior Grand Prix Final - 3rd
    2009 - Junior Grand Prix (Turkey) - 3rd
    2009 - Junior Grand Prix (Poland) - 3rd
    2009 - U.S. Championships, Junior - 3rd
    2009 - Midwestern Sectional, Junior - 1st
    2009 - Eastern Great Lakes Regional, Junior - 2nd
    2008 - U.S. Championships, Novice - 12th
    2008 - Midwestern Sectional, Novice - 1st
    2008 - Eastern Great Lakes Regional, Novice - 1st
    2007 - Eastern Great Lakes Regional, Novice - 13th
    2006 - U.S. Junior Championships, Intermediate - 11th (QR)
    2006 - Eastern Great Lakes Regional, Intermediate - 4th
    2005 - U.S. Junior Championships, Juvenile - 12th
    2005 - Eastern Great Lakes Regional, Juvenile - 2nd

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    Thanks golden411 for copying it over.

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    Sorry to see Christina go. She was a very beautiful skater. She should be very proud of her accomplishments. But, I think she never hit her full potential. In the last 2 years the programs weren't right, or too hard too quick. Not sure. But, it thew her progress off. Anyway, much success. Sounds that she is talented in many spheres.

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