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2014 Olympic figure skating: Will Yuna Kim, Gracie Gold or Carolina Kostner win?

U.S. Olympic figure skaters who might win the Olympic gold
U.S. Olympic figure skaters who might win the Olympic gold
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The Olympic figure skating free skate program will have the world watching on who will be crowned the next winner of the Sochi Olympics on Thursday. After strong short programs on Wednesday it comes down to ultimate perfection and timing to impress the Olympic judges. According to NBC Olympics the three American skaters still have an opportunity to medal, but they need to be flawless.

Currently on the scoreboard for America it is Gracie Gold leads the way with a fourth-place finish as Ashley Wagner and Polina Edmunds finished sixth and seventh in the first portion of the event. While a good program is essential, so is making up for the point spread. Gracie Gold has a six point deficit when compared to the scoreboard leader and making up such a large margin might be nearly impossible.

Other skaters on the Sochi ice that might medal besides Yuna Kim is Julia Lipnitskaya, Adelina Sotnikova and Carolina Kostner. With so many potential medalists slated to return to the figure skating ice, everyone is asking who might win.

So far the only athlete almost certain to medal is Yuna Kim. The remainder of the competitors need to have flawless programs to get close to the podium and even then it might be Adelina Sotnikova and Carolina Kostner who take the silver and bronze medals.

The final free skate of the Olympic figure skating starts at 10 a.m. on Thursday. Tune in to see who goes home with the gold!

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