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Polina Edmunds Heads to Sochi in First Class

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     And she's off!

    Figure skater Polina Edmunds of San Jose took off for Munich on Monday - according to a photo she posted on Twitter.

    From Germany, she'll need to eventually head to Sochi, Russia, where the Olympic winter games opening ceremony begins on Friday.

    The photo shows her traveling in style.

    Sitting in a front row seat, Polina is wearing a teal sweatshirt with the word "FAMOUS" across the chest. She looks coyly into the camera, headphones around her neck, and her arms crossed in a silly pose.

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    But her father, John Edmunds, CFO of Inphi in Santa Clara, quickly dismissed the notion that anyone paid for his 15-year-old to sit in first class.

    The family of another skater who trains with Polina gifted his daughter the miles for her upgrade so that she could sleep on her way to Munich, where she landed on Tuesday.

    "Rest assured David and Nina were in economy," Edmunds told NBC Bay Area, referring to Polina's mom, Nina Edmunds, and coach David Glynn.

    Before she left Silicon Valley, Polina's school, Archbishop Mitty High School in San Jose, gave Polina a royal sendoff on Friday, wishing her the best before she attempts to nail flawless triple Lutzes and double Axels.

    During the sendoff, Polina was surprised by visits from Kerri Walsh and Brandi Chastain, both Olympians themselves and both graduates of Mitty, a school with one of the best athletic programs in the country. Mitty even created a special Olympics tab on its school website for the occasion.

    Dance Theatre International  also gave Polina a party, too, according to a Sunday Facebook post by Polina's mom. Polina has been taking ballet at the San Jose studio for five years.

    Her dad and two brothers, James, 17, and Daniel, 11, both of whom are hockey players, will meet her there before the games begin.

    While she's away from school for the next few weeks, Polina has vowed to do all her homework.