Gracie Gold graces the cover of Sports Illustrated

KSDK – A figure skater who has called both Springfield, Missouri AND Illinois home has made the cover of Sports Illustrated.

Gracie Gold joins fellow Olympians Mikaela Shiffrin, Bode Miller, Arielle Gold and Jamie Anderson on a series of four special editions of SI.

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The headline describing Gold reads, "Gracie Gold…as good as?"

It's the first time SI has utilized four national covers for its Olympic preview.

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Gold trains in Glen Ellyn, Ill., and won the U.S. Figure Skating Championships last month. In 2013, she placed sixth in the world championships.

The 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi kick off on Feb. 7 and end on Sunday, Feb. 23. You can follow all of NewsChannel 5's coverage of the games at


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