San Jose's Polina Edmunds is headed to Sochi, Russia.

The teen skating sensation was among the three women named to the Olympic team Sunday by U.S. Figure Skating.

She will be joined by U.S. champion Gracie Gold and veteran Ashley Wagner, who finished fourth this weekend at the national championships in Boston.

Third-place finisher Mirai Nagasu of Arcadia was left off the team in favor of Wagner, a two-time national champion.

Edmunds, 15, finished second behind Gold in her first senior national competition. The Archbishop Mitty sophomore has the most technically difficult free program among the Americans. Her 4-minute 20-second routine has eight triple jumps, including two separate triple-triple combinations that can pile up points.

She had achieved the minimum technical scores for the Olympics (20 points short program; 36 points free skate) during the Junior Grand Prix circuit this season.

Polina's mother and coach, Nina Edmunds, is a Russian who came to the Bay Area after marrying American tourist John Edmunds.

Contact Elliott Almond at 408-920-5865 and follow him on Twitter at twitter.com/elliottalmond.



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