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SKATE EXPECTATIONS

FIGURE SKATING PRODIGY ALYSA LIU WILL STAR AT THIS YEAR'S U.S. CHAMPIONSHIPS

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2019 U.S. FIGURE SKATING CHAMPIONSHIPS

Jan. 24--27, NBC and NBCSN

Alysa Liu had an eventful 2018. In January, she won the junior crown at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships. At the Asian Open in August, she became the fourth American woman—and youngest, period—to land a triple Axel in competition, joining Tonya Harding, Kimmie Meissner and Mirai Nagasu. Then a few days later, she turned 13.

The 2022 Olympics are still three years away, but Liu—the future of American figure skating—has a chance to rack up some medals before she gets to Beijing. (Liu aspires to be an Olympian and "hopefully win," though she's careful to note "that's a little too far from now.") She'll go after the senior title at this month's U.S. championships in Detroit, where she'll again attempt a triple Axel. Though her opponents will have more experience, she isn't fazed. "I don't really focus on the skater's age that much," Liu says. "No matter what age, anyone can be really, really good."

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