Golden Girl: Gracie Gold

GO FOR THE GOLD!

Vivian Butz 1/31/14

Did you know this?

She was born in Newton, Massachusetts on August 17, 1995. Currently, she is 18 years old. She began taking classes on figure skating at age eight. Her current home town is Chicago. She has a cool family, a twin sister named Carly, that figure skates as well, her mother Denise, is an ER nurse, and Carl, her father who's an anesthesiologist (Puts people to sleep during surgeries). She also has a pretty cool coach, named Frank Carroll. Lately, she's been in some competitions to finally make it here, 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. Read more to find more about her. She's really amazing.

The amazing things she did.

  • In 2010 she started on a novice level and placed fourth in the 2010 U.S Championships.
  • In 2011 She place sixth in the Midwestern Sectionals, but didn't make it to go to the national championships.
  • In 2012 she won the gold medal in the 2012 U.S Championships.
  • In 2012 she won the silver medal in the 2012 World Junior Championship in Minsk, Belarus.
  • In 2012 she got fifth place in the 2012 World Team Trophy.
  • In 2012 got 7th place in the 2012 Skate Canada (Grand Prix)
  • In 2012 she won the silver medal in the 2012 Rostelecom Cup.
  • In 2012 in her first U.S Nationals, she won the silver medal and ninth place in the short program.
  • In 2013 she gotten 6th place (at the event) in the 2013 Four Continents.
  • In 2013 she had gotten ninth place in a short program, fifth place in free skate, and 6th place overall, setting a new best score of 184.57!!
  • In 2013 she had gotten 3rd place in free skating, and in short program, in the 2013 World Team Trophy in Tokyo.
  • In 2013 she had gotten a silver medal in the U.S. International Figure Skating Classic.
  • In 2013 she got first place in the short program and got third place in free skating, winning the bronze medal all together!
  • In 2013 she got fourth place in the 2013 NHK Trophy, and became the third alternate for the Grand Prix Final.
  • In 2014 she had gotten first place in the short program with the highest EVER ladies score in the 2014 U.S. Championships.
  • In 2014, she then won first in free skate, getting her first U.S title.
  • Now in 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, with the U.S. team!! :)

Cool facts about her!!

Her favorite CD is Pure Heroine, by Lorde.

She LOVES jumping.

Her favorite color is red.

Her nickname is Gold.

Her favorite actress is Jennifer Lawrence.

Her favorite movies are Now You See Me and Mean Girls.

Her favorite series is The Hunger Games.

Her favorite drink is Chai (tea).

...And her favorite animal is a Sloth!

GO GRACIE!

Watch the 2014 Winter Olympics on February 6th and 7th and cheer for her to win! Many people believe she can do it! GO TEAM U.S.A!
LORDE - Team (Audio)