On Friday, in a shocking upset, former Olympian Ashley Wagner failed to get a spot on the U.S. Olympic Figure Skating Team set to hit the ice at South Korea's upcoming 2018 Winter Olympics.
No matter what happens. Thank you to every single person in that rink for giving me a special moment I will never forget. Thank you.— Ashley Wagner (@AshWagner2010) January 6, 2018
When the decision was official, Wagner, who had long been seen as a favorite to lead the U.S. Olympic Team in South Korea, failed to make the team.
The 13-member committee’s decision came despite a selection process adjusted in recent years to allow deference to skaters such as Wagner with more substantial international track records. Four years ago, the Olympic selection committee chose Wagner, who finished off the podium at the national championships, over Nagasu, a 2010 Olympian who finished on it.
She didn't deserve to go last time. Not sure why this is new to her.— Witty Blerd (@wittyblerd) January 6, 2018
Welp...u weren't as good as the others...u sound like such a millennial. Work harder, do better, its simple— Bane Jah Meen (@BaneJahPoker) January 6, 2018
this is not good sportsmanship...seriously, her coach needs to sit her down and give her a talk about that...you don't go on camera having even a calm hissy fit about losing...this stuff is for private or social media lol— 🥀jennie anna❄️Sugaplumkitty🐱 (@jenjenkitty007) January 6, 2018
As an athlete, I'm allowed to be mad. As a senior competitor with over 10 years of experience, I'm allowed to question things. At the end of the day, I laid out my best and I'm going home proud! Congrats to the lovely ladies of the team, you've got me in your cheering squad now!— Ashley Wagner (@AshWagner2010) January 6, 2018
GIRL you are such an amazing and beautiful human being. You and your fighting spirit always inspires me. Sending positive vibes! ❤️— Karen Chen (@Karebearsk8) January 6, 2018
It’s frustrating because you deserved better scores at this event. And they clearly ignored everything else you’ve done. But what YOU did was the best you could, so be proud! You were amazing, & it was an honor to be there live ❤️— Gina Gomez (@ginagemeni) January 6, 2018
Many believe this could spell the end of Wagner's Olympic career.