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SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) -- Her Olympic dreams over, Sasha Cohen stuck around to watch Mirai Nagasu and Rachael Flatt.
"They're great,'' Cohen said. "They're cute, they're excited.''
That they most definitely are.
Flatt and Nagasu earned trips to the Olympics with their 1-2 finish at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships on Saturday night, and the folks in Vancouver should consider themselves warned. The rest of the world might not know who they are -- heck, folks in America will brush up on their bios -- and they might not wind up on the medals stand.
But they sure will put on a show. And that's just at the news conferences.
"I'm just excited about all the free stuff we're going to get,'' the delightfully filterless Nagasu said. "I hope a medal will come, too.''
Despite all the wailing about the sad state of the U.S. women these last few years, don't count them out. Flatt entered Kim Yu-na and Mao Asada territory with her final score of 200.11 points, and the high school senior is one of the few people who's beaten Kim in the last two years. Sure, it was in the free skate at Skate America, but she's shown it can be done.
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