Olympic Gold Medalist Scott Hamilton is excited for this year’s Olympic games when it comes to the USA figure skating and hockey teams.
For U.S. men’s figure skating, Scott thinks there are two great guys to watch: Jeremy Abbott, who has both experience and ability, and Jason Brown, who is spectacular in his long program. “He blew the roof off in Nationals,” Scott raved. “These are two really compelling stories to watch.”
For women’s figure skating, Scott has his eye on a few stand-outs, including Ashley Wagner, who is the highest ranking international skater the U.S. has had in the last two years, and Gracie Gold, who is just starting her career. 15-year-old Polina Edmunds is another skater to watch. “She’s spectacular. That gives you hope for the future,” Scott said.
For the U.S. Hockey Team, Scott says it all comes down to the individual players and the goalie’s performance. “All you need is a goalie that can be the Great Wall of Sochi!” Scott laughed. On his day off in Sochi, Scott is looking forward to watching the men’s hockey teams compete on the ice.
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