Gracie Gold carries the weight of her name on her shoulders perfectly. She is part of a rare breed of Olympic athletes who don’t seem to know how to lose. One of the youngest, in her perfectly ideal career, she has managed to create waves in the community by winning often at competitions.
Let’s take a look at the different achievements of skating’s different kind of Gold.
An early head start
Gracie Gold was born in 1995 at Massachusetts. By the time she was 2-years-old, she was already training to become a professional athlete. Her big break came in 2010 when she was recognized as one of the best of the best in the sport. That was affirmed when she bagged second place at the World Juniors in 2012.
Like looking in the mirror
She has a fraternal twin who’s also a prominent figure in skating. Carly Gold is also a figure skating competitor and, like Gracie, is also not one to rest on her laurels. Carly and Gracie are both competing for the top spots but to them, it’s like sibling rivalry between them.
Her inspiration for figure skating
Gracie Gold’s start in Olympic figure skating could be a spur of the moment decision. When they were young, both sisters got invited to a skating rink-themed party. Skating on the ice may have created a spark in the twins; as soon as Carly decided to get into skating, Gracie followed suit.
A reward for hard training
Many athletes tend to reward themselves after training hard for a long time. Gracie, to her credit, finds herself at a loss for words but has one thing on her mind: pizza. It tops the list of things she wants to gift herself with after training and participating in the Winter Olympics.
All you can wish for and more
Gracie’s coach is one of the most envied in the Olympic figure skating world. Her coach Frank Carroll is always all praises for his ward, but more importantly, she thinks Gracie has the complete package—a physique suitable for competing in figure skating and more.
Gracie Gold is many things and more. If you’re a fan, you’d definitely be delighted to find out what makes her more interesting than just a top-notch athlete of the sport.