Dancing With the Stars

Americans fail to medal in free skate, but Mirai Nagasu could earn one for excuses

Americans fail to medal in free skate, but Mirai Nagasu could earn one for excuses

Watching the free skate program was unnecessary to figure out how the women’s individual figure skating competition ended for the United States. Listening to Mirai Nagasu would suffice.

“I’m ready to go home,” she said.

That’s the kind of rhetoric expected of an overfed and overpaid newspaper columnist, not an Olympic champion.

Which is, well, why she isn’t an Olympic champion, except in the field of complaining.

This might be unpleasant to read, but many others in the field encountered the same obstacles she did.

The 24-year-old Nagasu was the senior member of the three-woman U.S. contingent here, and it’s little wonder the Americans had their worst...

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