Figure Skater Rachael Flatt: Consistency Gives Me an Edge at Olympics


After nabbing silver for two straight years at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships, Rachael Flatt ascended to the top of the podium in January. A solid free skate with seven triple jumps secured her her first national title - and a spot on the Olympic team. "It's so exciting that I broke 200 points at nationals," Flatt, 17, tells TVGuide.com of her event record. "Of course, there is always room for improvement, and I have discussed those areas with Tom [Zakrajsek, her coach] and Lori [Nichol, her choreographer] and continue to push myself... I am incredibly proud to be on the U.S. team and to have the opportunity to compete on the world stage." A straight-A student, the Colorado Springs, Colo., native divides her time between the ice and the books, and has applied to nine colleges. See what she has to say about her last-minute training for the Olympics, whether she's an underdog and more.


Catch the ladies' short program Tuesday at 8/7c and the free skate Thursday at 8/7c on NBC.


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