Bay Area Teen Figure Skater to Represent U.S. in Sochi Winter Olympics

A Bay Area figure skater will represent the United States at the Winter Games in Sochi.

Polina Edmunds was named to the three-women Olympic team on Sunday.

The 15-year-old from San Jose won the silver medal at the U.S. Figure Skating Nationals in Boston Saturday night. Gracie Gold won first place.

Edmunds, a sophomore at Archbishop Mitty High School in San Jose, will be the youngest Olympian since Tara Lipinski.

"My results were very good and very fair, and I think that I'm really happy that i did it," Edmunds said. "And it's an Olympic year, and I'm just really excited to see what happens from here on out."

Polina's dad is thrilled by the news.
He says the sophomore at Archbishop Mitty High School in San Jose will have a lot to juggle in the coming weeks.

“I don't think it's sunk in yet,” said John Edmunds, Polina's father. “We are very proud of her.”

Mitty HS is also home to two other Olympians and gold medalists: Kerri Walsh Jennings in volleyball and Brandi Chastain in soccer.
Polina was scheduled to return home from Boston Monday afternoon.

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