U.S. Skaters Aim For Gold At Worlds05:45
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The World Figure Skating Championships begin this week in Shanghai, China.

American skaters like Ashley Wagner, Gracie Gold, Polina Edmunds, Jason Brown and Josh Farris may stand a chance at getting on the podium, but they are not favored to win gold.

It's been eight seasons since an American woman won a singles medal at the world or Olympic level, and four for the men.

Here & Now's Robin Young speaks with Sam Auxier, president of the U.S. Figure Skating Association, about the  upcoming competition and his hopes for the current crop of top U.S. skaters.

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  • Sam Auxier, president of the U.S. Figure Skating Association.

This segment aired on March 23, 2015.

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