U.S. Olympian Hometown Spotlight: Polina Edmunds' San Jose, California

2014 Prudential U.S. Figure Skating Championships
Getty ImagesHigh school sophomore Polina Edmunds trains where gold medal-winning figure skater Kristi Yamaguchi trained.

Olympian: Polina Edmunds
Event: Figure skating
Hometown: San Jose's Almaden Valley
Population: 38,552

15-year-old figure skating sensation Polina Edmunds hails from Almaden Valley, a hilly, bucolic community just south of central San Jose, California. Edmunds's meteoric rise is at least partially attributable to the fact that she lives a stone's throw from world-class coaching and skating facilities in San Jose.

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