Sport: Figure skating
About her: Originally from Cincinnati, Gao lives in Boston and trains with the Skating Club of Boston, while also attending Harvard. She has competed at the US Championships four times, finishing fifth overall at each event. Gao has also competed in the World Championships as a junior three times. She won the US junior bronze medal in 2009, as well as bronze in the 2009 Junior Grand Prix Final.
Decision time: The US figure skating team will be announced Jan. 12.