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Figure Skater Ashley Wagner is 'Furious' With Judges After Losing Out on 2018 Winter Olympics Team Placement

Figure Skater Ashley Wagner is 'Furious' With Judges After Losing Out on 2018 Winter Olympics Team Placement

Ashley Wagner is sharing her heated reaction after finding out that she didn’t make the U.S. Olympic figure-skating team this year.

The 26-year-old Olympic bronze medalist was given disappointingly low scores from judges at 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 Winter Olympics, 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.

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  • ShellBell

    Or maybe, it wasn’t as good as you thought it was, just a thought.

  • persononhere

    wow, spoiled brat much? what makes her think those other girls aren’t just as/more talented? wow, such an ego.

  • Casey C

    the entitlement. having 10 years of experience means NOTHING. Not to mention most skaters her age have well over double that. she didn’t skate well enough, tht’s all. Nobody ‘deserves’ to make an Olympic team. Everyone has worked their ass off to be there.

  • Jo

    Umm she’s been skating since age 6… when was she supposed to start, -5? She’s only been pro for 10 years. Look into reading comprehension

  • Casey C

    you’re not a professional at the olympics, you’re an amateur. Professionals cannot compete. most girls at my rink have been skating since they were 2 or 3. 10 years as a senior competitor STILL does not entitle you to a place.

  • Gigi La Moore

    This chick is horrible.

  • tom

    Most girls named Ashley are bitches

  • ImOpining

    Diva down in aisle 4. Pick up in aisle #4. And bring a mop.

  • suzybel

    Obviously the judges didn’t agree with your assessment of your performance. You’ve been fourth a couple of times.

  • persononhere

    most kids start sports like skating/golf/gymnastics at 2/3, she started “late”

  • Legendary Trolly

    Lol you are a fucking fool!!!

  • Mary Grace Sangster

    Past time to grow up. You can’t be sent to the Olympics over other people when you don’t deserve it twice in a row. Sorry, princess. Fourth place is actually fourth place this time and the better skater is going to the Olympics, as she should have last time when you were picked over her and then didn’t really perform. You don’t deserve it just because you’ve managed to keep a lot of media attention over the years.

  • smitajky

    “I didn’t win because the judges were hopeless”.
    What about “The others were better on the day. Well done and congratulations to some fine sportsmen and women!”
    The rest of the world does not like braggarts or people who believe in their own entitlement to something. Get over it.