It’s been a few weeks since figure skater Mirai Nagasu was left off the U.S. Olympic team headed to Sochi, and she’s still finding it hard to come to terms with the controversial decision.
“Not being chosen to represent the United States at the Olympic Games in Sochi and at the 2014 World Championships in Japan has been extremely disappointing to me, and it has been very difficult for me to process,” she wrote in a Facebook post on Thursday.
“Not being selected to this year’s team was devastating and I remain confused by US Figure Skating’s decision to not select me for the 2014 Olympic or World teams,” she continued.
“Once I have time to fully process the impact of these decisions, I do know it will renew a fire inside of me,” she writes. “My Olympic journey does not end here. I will continue to work hard, to train and grow and improve as a skater and realize my dream of once again representing the United States at an Olympic Games.”
A Twitter firestorm erupted after Nagasu didn’t make the team, and Wagner was clearly affected by the criticism she received from some commenters. “It’s touch to filter out the good things you hear and the awful things that people will write,” she said, explaining that she’d “decided to give up social media.”