Ashley Wagner was controversially named to the United States women's Olympic team on Sunday despite her disappointing fourth-place finish at the U.S. Championships this weekend.
Wagner, the two-time U.S. champion and fifth-place finisher in the World Championships, was awarded the third spot on the roster just hours after being highly critical of her own effort at TD Garden, where the Nationals typically serve as the de facto Olympic trials.
Vancouver Olympian Mirai Nagasu finished third here but will miss out on Sochi, as Gracie Gold, 18, and Polina Edmunds, 15, were awarded the first two spots.
— Martin Rogers
Gracie Gold. Photo courtesy of Instagram via @graciegold95
Gracie Gold competes in the free skate program during the 2014 Prudential U.S. Figure Skating Championships at TD Garden on January 11, 2014 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)
Polina Edmunds. Photo courtesy of Instagram via @polinaedmunds
Polina Edmunds of USA compete in the Junior ladies's free program during day two of the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final 2013/2014 at Marine Messe Fukuoka on December 6, 2013 in Fukuoka, Japan. (Photo by Atsushi Tomura/Getty Images)
Ashley Wagner. Photo courtesy of Instagram via @ashwagner2010
Ashley Wagner appears on NBC News' "Today" show -- (Photo by: Peter Kramer/NBC/NBC NewsWire)