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Throwback: Figure Skating Team Trophy at the 2014 Winter Olympics

The inaugural figure skating team event at Sochi 2014 set the stage for the Olympic debut of two young talents extraordinaire - then 15-year-old Yulia Lipnitskaya and 19-year-old Yuzuru Hanyu. Both were fresh off their first major title, she at the European Championships and he at the Grand Prix Final, both carried the weight of their country’s expectation, both rose magnificently to the occasion and dazzled the world with their very first skate on the Olympic ice. They would go on to secure their places among the youngest Olympians ever to claim Gold.

But Sochi was also where their parallels stopped and their paths diverged. 

When people are saying
• Ali Kreiger is not the best right back in the world
• Ali Krieger is not an attacking right back
• Ali Krieger should not start at the Olympics
• Ali Krieger is not going to start at the Olympics
I’m just like haters gon’ hate ✌