If you want to wait until NBC’s evening coverage of the Winter Olympics to learn whether Virginia’s Ashley Wagner won a medal, then stop reading now.
Wagner, 22, a West Potomac graduate, went into her long program in sixth place after Wednesday afternoon's short program at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi. Her free skate today received a score of 127.99 for seventh place overall, well out of the medals.
Russian Adelina Sotnikova had a flawless, yet difficult, program to snag high scores and the gold medal in front of her countrymen. That upset defending Olympic champion Kim Yu-na of South Korea, who took the silver medal; Kim had the top score after Wednesday’s short program.
Italy's Carolina Kostner won the bronze medal and American Gracie Gold from Massachusetts placed fourth, according to the Olympics website.
After missing out on the 2010 Games and almost missing out on this year's competition, Wagner calls herself "the almost it girl," but is set to make her Olympic dream come true, says NBC.
Wagner has already won a bronze medal in the team skating event at these games.
Her short program, set to Pink Floyd’s “Shine on You Crazy Diamond,” has been her strong suit this Olympic season, says the Post.
A redemptive, powerhouse performance from Wagner during the team skating competition last week in Sochi was seen by critics as a return to form after a poor performance at the U.S. National Championships. But the routine didn't impress the judges, and the U.S. skater and West Potomac grad wore her shocked reaction on her face in a photo that went viral.
The photo reminded many observers of an image of U.S. gymnast McKayla Maroney looking "not impressed" during the 2012 Summer Olympics. The picture led to a playful recreation by the Olympian and President Barack Obama during a White House visit.