American trio believes future is bright

Updated: February 20, 2014, 8:20 PM ET
By Jim Caple | espnW.com

SOCHI, Russia -- For the second consecutive Olympics, no American stood on the podium in women's figure skating. But the United States did place all three of its skaters in the top 10 -- and the trio could be back for the 2018 Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea.

Current U.S. national champion Gracie Gold finished the highest, placing fourth overall, 11.20 points behind bronze medalist Carolina Kostner. Ashley Wagner was seventh and 15-year-old Polina Edmunds ninth.

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