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USA Today Sports
6/16
Gracie Gold, U.S.
Gracie Gold, just 18, is another American for fans to keep their eyes on alongside Wagner after the teen vaulted into first place at the National Championships. The Chicagoan was second at Nationals in 2013 and then sixth at the World Championships in March. She's coached by the legendary Frank Carroll, whom she began working with in September.
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7/16
Tatyana Volosozhar and Maksim Trankov, Russia
Russians Tatyana Volosozhar and Maksim Trankov will be a key to Russia's effort in the new team competition as they also factor to be medalists in the pairs competition, an event Russia had dominated until it was left off the podium in 2010.
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USA Today Sports
8/16
Maia and Alex Shibutani, U.S.
Siblings Maia and Alex Shibutani train with Davis/White and Virtue/Moir in Detroit and will try to match their bronze-medal performance from the 2011 World Championships. There are three ice dance teams from the U.S. that will go to Sochi, a line-up that also includes Nationals silver medalists Madison Chock and Evan Bates. The Shibutani's free dance - set to a Michael Jackson medley - is a crowd favorite.
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USA Today Sports
9/16
Yevgeny Plushenko, Russia
Russian veteran Yevgeny Plushenko, who won silver in Salt Lake, gold in Torino and silver in Vancouver, is trying to become the first figure skater to win a medal at four straight Olympic Games since the 1930s. He was selected as the lone Russian men's singles representative after a long - and controversial - process.
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10/16
Jeremy Abbott, U.S.
After a less-than-stellar season, 2010 Olympian Jeremy Abbott won his fourth national title in January and looks to be a medal surprise at age 28.
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