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Ashley Wagner Has 'No Regrets' About Her Comments of Being Left Off Olympic Team

Ashley Wagner Has 'No Regrets' About Her Comments of Being Left Off Olympic Team

Over the weekend, Ashley Wagner revealed how she really felt about not making the Olympic team for the upcoming 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics — comments she still stands behind.

The 26-year-old figure skater has no regrets about criticizing the judges who left her name off the roster, instead putting her as the first alternate.

“I think I have a lot of experience in this sport, and I know what I consistently skate like and where I usually fall,” Ashley shared on Today during her interview. “So I’m allowed to question things, but question things only in relation to myself.”

However, even though she stands by her comments, she’s still excited to root on the three who were named to the team — Bradie Tennell, Mirai Nagasu and Karen Chen.

“I think that these girls earned their spots, and I am so excited to be able to kind of take a step back and cheer on Team USA. I am so passionate about this sport, and I’ve been in the position where people have tried to take away my legitimacy for being on a team, and I would never want to do that to another athlete.”

Ashley adds, “I mean, what you see is what you get with me. I pride myself on being honest and open, and I think that at the end of the day, based on the selection criteria, they absolutely made the right call with this team. Those ladies are getting ready to go to the Olympics, and I support them entirely.”

Meet The Full US Figure Skating Olympic Team For PyeongChang Olympics 2018!

Meet The Full US Figure Skating Olympic Team For PyeongChang Olympics 2018!

The official roster for the U.S. Figure Skating Olympic Team have been announced.

After competing at the 2018 U.S. Championships over the weekend in San Jose, U.S. Figure Skating announced that three men, three ladies, three ice dance teams and one pair team would be headed to the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics set for next month.

During the Olympics, like in 2014, the US team will also compete in the team event consisting of one lady, one man, one pairs team and one ice dance team, which will be announced in the coming weeks.

The 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics will kick off on February 9th in South Korea.

Click inside now to meet the 2018 U.S. Figure Skating Olympic Team…

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Ashley Wagner Reacts to Not Making US Olympic Figure-Skating Team

Ashley Wagner Reacts to Not Making US Olympic Figure-Skating Team

Ashley Wagner is not happy about losing out on Team USA placement in the 2018 Winter Olympics.

The figure skater received lower scores than she expected from the judges during the U.S. Figure Skating Championships on Friday (January 5).

Ashley finished in fourth place and revealed to The Salt Lake Tribune that she was “absolutely furious.”

“For me to put out two programs that I did at this competition as solid as I skated and to get those scores, I am furious, and I think deservedly so,” she shared. “I honestly think that at the end of the day, this is how I feel, and I feel like I need to stick up for myself, and I think that I delivered when I really needed to. I think all these girls delivered when they needed to, but I want to be on that Olympic team and I’m really mad that I’m in this position again.”

Ashley finished in fourth in the U.S. Championships in 2014 as well and was given the chance to represent the country at the 2014 Olympics in Sochi, but today it was announced that Ashley will serve as Team USA’s first alternate.

The 2018 Games, starting on February 8, would have marked Ashley‘s third Olympic experience (she was also a first alternate at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver).

Bradie Tennell, Karen Chen and Mirai Nagasu will be competing for the United States in Pyeongchang next month.

New '13 Reasons Why' Stars Anne Winters & Samantha Logan Glam Up For Variety's Power of Young Hollywood

New '13 Reasons Why' Stars Anne Winters & Samantha Logan Glam Up For Variety's Power of Young Hollywood

The new stars of 13 Reasons Why were at Variety’s Power Of Young Hollywood event held at TAO on Tuesday night (August 8) in Los Angeles.

Anne Winters and Samantha Logan hit up the annual event, alongside their co-stars and honorees Katherine Langford, Dylan Minnette and Miles Heizer.

If you missed it, check out the huge casting announcement about season 2 on JJJ now!

Also seen inside the event were Jennette McCurdy, Shannara ChroniclesIvana Baquero, Ashley Tisdale, Christopher French, Sydney Sierota, Riverdale‘s Madelaine Petsch and boyfriend Travis Mills; and Olympians Gabby Douglas, Nastia Liukin, Ashley Wagner, and Adam Rippon.

FYI: Anne wore a Meshki bralette. Ivana wore a PrettyLittleThing wrap dress. Ashley T wore a Milly dress and Schutz shoes. Jennette wore Sachin & Babi dress, Allsaints jacket, Caterina Jewelry earrings, Swarovski choker and rings, and an Inge Christopher clutch, with Jaggar thigh highs. Nastia wore Asilio. Samantha wore a For Love and Lemons dress and Kate Spade heels.

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Figure Skater Ashley Wagner Isn't Apologizing in ESPN's Body Issue About The Sport, She's Showcasing It

Figure Skater Ashley Wagner Isn't Apologizing in ESPN's Body Issue About The Sport, She's Showcasing It

To us, Ashley Wagner is the face of figure skating right now, and in her essay about the sport, you can see her love for it.

The athlete, who is the reigning U.S. National Silver Medalist, defended her words in the mag on twitter, when one site took the piece like Ashley was apologizing for even being in the sport to begin with.

She wasn’t — at all.

“Let’s be clear, I’m making no apologies for my sport!” Ashley wrote on Twitter. “I’m excited to take this opportunity to showcase the athleticism of skating.”

Definitely read Ashley‘s essay, which will give you more appreciation for figure skating and Ashley.

Ashley is also pictured below with BFF, fellow skater and choreographer Adam Rippon, and gymnast Aly Raisman, at the BODY at ESPYs Party in Hollywood on Tuesday (July 11).

FYI: Aly is wearing Alexis Bittar jewelry.

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Meryl Davis & Charlie White's Decision To Not Compete in 2018 Olympics Took Over Three Years

Meryl Davis & Charlie White's Decision To Not Compete in 2018 Olympics Took Over Three Years

Meryl Davis isn’t the one to make rash decision — especially when it comes to her career as an Olympic ice dancer.

So when she and partner Charlie White announced that they won’t be trying to defend their gold medal at the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics, you need to know that it took them a long time to get to that point.

“It isn’t so black and white,” she shared in a new interview. “Charlie and I took until about a month and a half, two months ago to decide for sure to announce that we weren’t going to go back to the Olympics.”

That’s over three years of weighing options and going through all their pro and cons lists.

Meryl adds, “For us, it really is a sort of intangible feeling…We took that time, and were sort of blown in the direction of new adventures.”

And adventures there are…when Meryl isn’t teaching young kids learn to skate through the Figure Skating in Harlem and Figure Skating in Detroit programs, she’s working on her anthropology degree, and next up? Stars on Ice!

Meryl is pictured below at the Figure Skating in Harlem event in NYC with Alex and Maia Shibutani, Nathan Chen and Ashley Wagner.

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Figure Skater Gracie Gold Left Off World Team Roster; Thinks She Should Be On It

Figure Skater Gracie Gold Left Off World Team Roster; Thinks She Should Be On It

We won’t be seeing Gracie Gold‘s face in any of the world figure skating competitions this season.

After placing 6th at the 2017 U.S. Figure Skating Championships this weekend, Gracie has been picked as the 2nd alternate on both the Worlds and Four Continents teams, behind 4th place finisher Mirai Nagasu.

New ladies’ champ Karen Chen, Ashley Wagner and Mariah Bell will rep the US at both competitions.

“Obviously I had a very terrible long program and I didn’t place very well and I got a low score,” Gracie said after her long program.

“It’s just something about this year, I’ve been in a funk. I’m glad this is not the Olympic year.”

However, she still thinks she should be on the world team roster.

“Even though today’s skating was subpar, there’s not a doubt in my mind that this has been a rough season, but that I’m still pretty much one of the best skaters in the United States and in the world. … All I know is that, given the opportunity, I wouldn’t let them down and I think that I would be a very wise pick for the world team.”

WHAT DO YOU THINK? Should Gracie be on the world teams?

JJJ Update: Gracie has just split with her longtime coach, Frank Carroll. He was also the coach for Michelle Kwan, Evan Lysacek, Mirai Nagasu and currently coaches 2014 Mens’ Bronze Medalist Denis Ten.

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Figure Skater Ashley Wagner Fights Back at Ageism Like A Boss

Figure Skater Ashley Wagner Fights Back at Ageism Like A Boss

Let’s get real here — Ashley Wagner is one of the greatest figure skaters in the United States right now. We’ll go as far to say that she IS the greatest.

When you have three national titles, and are the current US National Silver Medalist, you can definitely say that you are on the top — so why is Ashley having to still answer questions about her age in this sport?

“I’m so sick of hearing about my age,” she shared during a press conference during the 2017 U.S. Figure Skating Championships this weekend. “I’m so sick of it.”

She’s 25, which for some, is considered old in the sport of figure skating. But it shouldn’t be. It should be fierce, and amazing, and magnifying.

Ashley added, “You guys, if anyone asks me one more question about my age, I’ll just stop talking to them. It’s ridiculous.”

This isn’t the first time age has come up for women, especially, in sports. Ashley has fought back numerous times and even Aly Raisman and Gabby Douglas tackled it when they were selected for the Final Five Gymnastics team for Rio.

“When a football player wins a Super Bowl, no one asks them why they come back. When the swimmers win, they don’t ask them,” Aly said then. “With gymnastics they always say it can’t be done but Gabby and I are trying to disprove that…I think you have to be a little crazy. Me and Gabby are a little bit nuts.”

Watch both of Ashley‘s programs from nationals below!


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