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Coming of age in skating should not be like this

Updated: January 28, 2008, 4:43 PM ET
By Amy Rosewater | Special to ESPN.com

Congratulations Mirai Nagasu. You just won the U.S. figure skating title.

Same to you, Rachel Flatt. You won the free skate and earned a silver medal.

Your prize? You both get to watch the World Championships two months from now from the comfort of your own homes. Typically, your medals would have earned you a trip. But that wasn't enough this time.

Your triples aren't the problem. Your age is.

Both Nagasu and Flatt are still flying high right now from ...

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