Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Simply Mirai-culous

Mirai Nagasu, who turned 15 in April, surprised the nation again this year when she defeated the favorites, 2006 World champion Kimmie Meissner and 2007 Junior World champion Caroline Zhang, to win the U.S. senior ladies gold medal. Last year, she also surprised Zhang, who had won every event until then, by winning the 2007 U.S. junior ladies title.

"This little girl never stops surprising me," said her coach, Charlene Wong. "The stars were all aligned for her. Our focus (at Nationals) was only finishing in the top half, not winning the whole thing. We've tried to focus only on her skating, not her results. There's no need to have her whole career all at once."

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