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2014 Sochi Olympics: Silicon Valley Girl Joins Figure Skating Team

San Jose youth Polina Edmunds made the U.S. Olympic team over this past weekend.

From left, Polina Edmunds (silver), Gracie Gold (gold), Mirai Nagasu (bronze), Ashley Wagner (pewter) pose during the awards at the 2014 Prudential U.S. Figure Skating Championships on Jan. 11, 2014 in Boston. Courtesy Getty Images
From left, Polina Edmunds (silver), Gracie Gold (gold), Mirai Nagasu (bronze), Ashley Wagner (pewter) pose during the awards at the 2014 Prudential U.S. Figure Skating Championships on Jan. 11, 2014 in Boston. Courtesy Getty Images
—By Bay City News Service

San Jose resident Polina Edmunds has been chosen to compete in the 2014 U.S. Olympic figure skating team, U.S. Figure Skating officials have announced. 

Edmunds, 15, was one of three people chosen to compete in the ladies singles competition, along with three alternates, skating officials said. 

Her teammates are current U.S. national champion Gracie Gold and 2012 and 2013 champion Ashley Wagner. 

The announcement came Sunday, Jan. 12, the day after Edmunds' silver medal win at the 2014 Prudential U.S. Figure Skating Championships. 

Edmunds began skating at age 2, and is coached in part by her mother, Nina Edmunds, according to U.s. Figure Skating officials. 

The 2014 Winter Olympics will take place Feb. 6-23 in Sochi, Russia.

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