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" As athletes, we want to represent our country to the best of our ability. "
" I wanted to make America proud. "
" Pre-competition rituals include nap time, because when competition rolls around, I'm a sloth. I also FaceTime my dogs. "
" I don't even remember how many times I've sprained my ankle. I've had stress fractures galore and torn my PCL. You just take a little time off if you have the time, and if not, you keep training until you can take the time off. "
" Being named to the Olympic team has special meaning to it because I feel like I've come full circle. "
" A long time ago, a sports reporter wrote that I wasn't strong in the free-skate, that I was more of a short-program skater. And that bothered me because I work so hard every day just for a person to judge me on a couple of bad skates and deem me a bad free skater. That's absurd! "
" I was always getting in trouble for whispering in class. "
" Something that I saw in Sochi that I didn't get the opportunity to have in Vancouver was the team holding hands with arms in the air and medals around their neck. "
" I tell my boyfriend that... we should get a ranch so we can just adopt all the dogs that need homes, and they can just run around all day. "
" I've dreamed about going to the Olympics ever since I was young. "
" When I come home from training, my attention immediately has to focus on my school courses, which helps keep the stress level balanced. I mostly balance both by drinking a lot of coffee and making sure I time manage well, which doesn't happen all the time, especially during finals week. "
" There are moments when I think I'm not very smart and not very pretty, and skating is the only thing that stands out about me. It's like the love of my life. When you love someone, sometimes you want to break up. "
" My dad is a very creative type of person, so he has rolls that make no sense to most people familiar with sushi. He has a High Five roll. What is that? Don't ask questions. Just try it. He's kind of mischievous, and that's how I am, too. "
" I think my own thinking is harsher than my mom's discipline. "
" I got to meet Rachel Platten, who sings 'Fight Song,' I love that song. "
" On a normal day, I would wake up at 7:00 A.M. and spend about three to four hours training every day. But all of that depends on my school schedule. School and classes usually run from 8:00-10:40 A.M., but not before I've had a coffee for breakfast. "
" Being the heavy favorite is not always a good thing because of the amount of pressure on an athlete. "
" Daisuke Takahashi has really good footwork. "
" My Olympic moment from the individual event was that I was really able to enjoy my skating, and so that meant a lot to me, and I didn't portray that accurately. "
" Education is more important than skating. I want to keep up with my schoolwork and my skating. "
" I'm that person: I will literally do everything to not get out of bed, so I have alarms set for every 15 minutes. "
" Sometimes, it's hard for me to communicate my discomfort because I want to be respectful. At the same time, I've learned that you have to ask people on your team to help you out. "
" Sports is expensive, and you have to find a way to pay for it. "
" I think it's because I'm so hard on myself that I can push myself this far. "
" Who cares if you get last place. This is the Olympics. Making it is the hard part. "
" I think every brilliant mind is a little bit crazy. "
" Michelle Kwan was an inspiration for everyone, including me. "
" The only thing I can expect from myself is to learn from each competition and improve. "
" During finals week, I don't get a lot of sleep, and I tell myself, 'I can't do this anymore.' "
" My dad usually never has time for my skating, which is OK because they have to make a living somehow. For them to put their business on hold and come all the way to Korea to watch me skate - especially my dad - he feels responsible not just for my mom and for himself, but there are a lot of people who work there, too. "
" To all the little girls out there, I would tell them to really appreciate what their parents do for them. And also to truly believe in their dream. If they truly believe that they're capable, things will happen for them - as long as they put in the work, of course. "