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US Figure Skating Championships

Gracie is Golden in women’s competition

Wagner falls into precarious fourth

This was the triumph that Gracie Gold might have enjoyed last year had she not buried herself in the short program. This was the night that she had fantasized about ever since, standing atop the podium in an Olympic year, savoring a gilded moment.

“This night was a dream come true,” declared the 18-year-old Gold after she had blown away the field Saturday night to win the women’s title at the US Figure Skating Championships at TD Garden and become the eighth different face atop the women’s podium in 10 years. “Definitely one of the best nights of my life.”

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