Drama surrounds U.S Figure Skating Championships

Monday January 13th, 2014
Jeremy Abbott's dramatic title at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships earned him a second Olympic selection.
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The panel also left off Denney and Coughlin, the 2012 national champs who finished with the highest score in the free skate on Saturday. But the U.S. pairs are not expected to contend for a medal, and this decision didn't draw nearly the same scrutiny as the call on the singles. As often happens with skating, the greatest tension often takes place off the ice.

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