Two time U.S. figure skating champ Gracie Gold withdraws from U.S. championships

Gracie Gold, who was a member of the bronze-medal winning U.S. figure skating team at the Sochi Games, has withdrawn from the U.S. championships.

Gold, who won the 2014 and 2016 championship and was a bronze medalist in the team event at the Sochi Games in 2014, is receiving professional treatment for an eating disorder, anxiety and depression.

Gold announced in September that she was sitting out the Grand Prix season, saying in a statement: “It saddens me deeply to sit out this Grand Prix Series, but I know it is for the best. I am currently in treatment for depression, anxiety and an eating disorder. I will not have adequate training time to prepare and compete at the level that I want to.”

The 2018 U.S. Championships are from Dec. 29-Jan. 7 in San Jose, California. The championship ladies competition will begin on Jan. 3.

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