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Ashley Wagner says she’s giving up social media through Olympics

Jan 14, 2014, 9:10 PM EDT

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Ashley Wagner hasn’t tweeted since Sunday, and it appears she’ll go much longer before she posts again.

Wagner, who was named to the three-woman Olympic Team after finishing fourth at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships, said she “officially decided to give up social media,” until after she competes in Sochi, according to People.

“Twitter is a blessing and a curse at the same time,” Wagner said, according to the magazine. “It’s tough to filter out the good things that you hear and the awful things that people will write, so I’m going cold turkey.”

Wagner was the best U.S. figure skater in 2012 and 2013, results that were taken into account when a U.S. Figure Skating committee selected the Olympic Team following the U.S. Championships on Sunday.

Wagner’s selection meant that third-place Mirai Nagasu was left off the team. Nagasu finished fourth at the 2010 Olympics and seventh at the 2012 and 2013 U.S. Championships.

Wagner is the most followed 2014 U.S. Olympic figure skater on Twitter with more than 25,000 followers.

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  1. janessa31888 - Jan 15, 2014 at 9:36 AM

    Probably a good idea. People can be so hateful. Saying nasty things about Ashley is not going to change anything. Ashley was not the one making the selection.

  2. doctorrustbelt - Jan 16, 2014 at 11:41 AM

    TRANSLATION: The girl who placed third (Marai Nagasu) deserved the Olympic spot and everyone knows it and nobody likes Ashley Wagner anymore

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