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"I'm Furious" Ice Skating champion Ashley Wagner Anger At Olympics Cut Decision

Jan. 6 2018, Published 10:55 p.m. ET

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US Ice skating champion Ashley Wagner is not going to the Winter Olympics in South Korea and she's not happy about it!

The 26-year-old ripped into the judges who failed to give her enough points to make the grade.

Wagner finished in 4th place on Friday night behind Brandie Tennell, 19, Mirai Nagasu, 24, and Karen Chen, 18, thus missing the Olympics.

"I'm furious," she told reporters before the official announcement was made.

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She added: "I know when I go and I lay it down and I absolutely left one jump on the table (turning a triple salchow into a single) but for me to put out two programmes that I did at this competition, as solid as I skated and to get those scores, I am furious, and I think deservedly so."

"I am a performer and that second mark is just not there,' she continued.

"I am absolutely OK with them being strict on my rotations. That's what I think that U.S. Figure Skating should demand of their judges but it needs to be across the board. I don't necessarily feel like it's been that way at this event, so we'll see how things pan out."

Wagner, 26, who was controversially named to the 2014 Olympic team, was selected first alternate pick.

The 2018 Winter Games will take place Feb. 9-25 in Pyeongchang, South Korea.

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