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Gracie Gold leaves America for Olympics: ‘First leg of my journey to Sochi’

Gracie Gold leaves for Sochi
Gracie Gold leaves for Sochi
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Gracie Gold is on her way to winning the gold for Team USA. The Olympic hopeful boarded a plane bound for Russia and she is looking to make a difference on the ice. The figure skating athlete is one of the first Team USA members to head to Sochi. With the 2014 Sochi Olympics less than two weeks away, the athletes are starting to depart to get half way around the world for the competition.

“Departing LAX!! Happy to be flying United Airlines for the first leg of my journey to Sochi @ united #Sochi2014,” tweeted Gracie Gold from her official Twitter account. The star obviously will need to change planes a few times before arriving at her final destination but she is on her way!

As Team USA leaves America for the journey to Russia, some athletes are leaving early so their bodies can adjust to the time zone changes. Unable to rush to Sochi at the last minute, the stars find it easier to gracefully arrive with a chance to acclimate and focus before their big event. Apparently Gracie Gold’s journey has her leaving early for a chance to be ready when it is her time to hit the ice.

How will Gracie Gold perform in Sochi? With a little more practice and lots of luck the star should do very well for Team USA.