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Figure Skater Ashley Wagner Responds After Being Criticized For Her Reaction To Low Score

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. 

Wagner placed fourth at this week's U.S. National Figure Skating Championships, thanks to her free skate.

Former U.S. Olympic Gold Medalist Kristi Yamaguchi was impressed:

But when Wagner's final scores were revealed, she didn't look very happy:

But she appeared to remain grateful:

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.

She did not hold back her frustration at a press conference:

Wagner's spot on the 2014 team had a whiff of controversy. The Washington Post explains:

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.

There were those on Twitter who were quick to point this out:

And some people seemed to be frustrated with Wagner's open venting:

Then Wagner issued a response:

And her statement garnered some support:

Many believe this could spell the end of Wagner's Olympic career.

In this particular sport, however, stranger things have happened for scrappy outsiders.

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