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Athletes pause for peers mom

Organizers, participants and fans at the State Farm U.S. Figure Skating Championships observed a moment of silence Thursday night for the mother of figure skater Angela Nikodinov.

A crash on Interstate 205 Wednesday morning killed Delores Nikodinov, 48. Angela Nikodinov, 24, and her father, Nick, were taken to Legacy Emanuel Hospital, where they were treated and released. Also injured was Nikodinov's coach, Igor Pashkevich, who stayed overnight for observation.

Angela Nikodinov withdrew from Thursday night's ladies' short program.

Ñ Jacob Quinn Sanders