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Gracie Gold competes during the senior ladies free skate program Saturday in Omaha.

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Gracie Gold is pleased with her near perfect performance.

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Gracie Gold competes in the senior ladies free skate program at the U.S. figure skating championships in Omaha.

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Gracie Gold competes in the senior ladies free skate program at the U.S. figure skating championships in Omaha.

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Gracie Gold lands a jump, one of many she completed flawlessly.

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On any given day, Gracie Gold of Elk Grove Village could have been found training on the ice at rinks in Glen Ellyn or Vernon Hills, skating fairly anonymously under the watchful eye of her coach, Alex Ouriashev. Not anymore. Not after the 17-year-old pulled off one of the biggest upsets in the history of women's figure skating on Saturday. "It was amazing," Gold said afterward.
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    • Gracie Gold competes during the senior ladies free skate program Saturday in Omaha.
    •  Gracie Gold is pleased with her near perfect performance.
    •  Gracie Gold competes in the senior ladies free skate program at the U.S. figure skating championships in Omaha.
    •  Gracie Gold competes in the senior ladies free skate program at the U.S. figure skating championships in Omaha.
    •  Gracie Gold lands a jump, one of many she completed flawlessly.
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