BOSTON (KSDK) – It's the second day of competition at the U.S. Olympic figure skating trials, and the bi-state is still beaming about a local gal, Gracie Gold.

Gold skyrocketed to first place Thursday night, defeating the second place skater by more than five points! It was a bit of a shocker for the ice skating community, with Delaware's Ashley Wagner expected to easily take first prize.

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But 18-year-old Gold, who has lived in both Springfield, Mo, and Ill., proved everybody wrong.

What's the key to her success? Gold said it's her new coach, Frank Carroll. The two have only been working together for four months!

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You can watch Gold skate again in her final performance this weekend on NewsChannel 5. The ladies will perform Saturday from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. The pairs are from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. And the men will perform Sunday from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

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