SOCHI SCENE: Gracie's egg

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Photo - Gracie Gold of the United States blows a kiss to spectators as she waits in the results area after completing her routine in the women's free skate figure skating finals at the Iceberg Skating Palace during the 2014 Winter Olympics, Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)
Gracie Gold of the United States blows a kiss to spectators as she waits in the results area after completing her routine in the women's free skate figure skating finals at the Iceberg Skating Palace during the 2014 Winter Olympics, Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)
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SOCHI, Russia (AP) — Aside from her bronze medal for the team competition, Gracie Gold is taking away another special prize from the Sochi Games.

She proudly has in her possession a Faberge egg pin, a hot item at the Olympics.

The U.S. champion figure skater who finished fourth in the individual event said Saturday during a Visa function at USA House that she traded several pins during her stay in Sochi. But the only one that was untouchable was the hard-to-get Faberge pin.

When told how difficult that item is to find, the 18-year-old Gold smiled and said, "Yeah, I know. And I have got one of them."

Gold said she's made the rounds of events since the women's free skate on Saturday. She went to the U.S.-Canada men's hockey game and was planning a short trip to the mountains before the Olympics end Sunday.

"It's a matter of what to do with some down time," she said. "Just trying to enjoy the last couple of days and have some fun."

— By Barry Wilner — Twitter http://twitter.com/wilner88

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