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Olympian Gracie Gold Opens Up About Body Standards

The 21-year-old figure skater is training for the 2018 Winter Olympics

The pressures to fit into society's beauty standards can affect everyone — even Olympians.

21-year-old figure skater Gracie Gold, who is training for the 2018 Olympics after a difficult season, opened up about body standards imposed by society and her sport.

"Definitely athletes in the spotlight — figure skaters, especially — are under pressure to fit a certain mold, and fit a certain body type," Gold told "Today" Style. "It's really easy to be critical of ourselves in that way ... oh, this person's arms look a little bigger. It's easy to start playing that game. But people have different builds. I think a lot of athletes struggle with that."

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