From Icenetwork's Ladies' SP article:
Follow-up in IN's FS article:For Gold, the experience here is more about practicing alongside European, world and Olympic champions, handling major media attention, and getting more exposure to international judges than it is about skating two programs.
Ouriashev has stressed the importance of watching the likes of Kim and how the Olympic champion carries herself on and off the ice. Gold, who is both a competitor and fan of Kim's, realized that worlds can be much more intimidating than she expected. So far, she has not worked up the nerve to approach the gold medalist, but she might try later during this event.
"I'm kind of waiting to ask for a picture," Gold said.
Earlier in the week, Gold said she was hoping to get a photo with Kim. She had a chance to achieve that goal at lunch when Kim was sitting at the next table.
But, Gold said, "I chickened out."
She'll have another opportunity Sunday at a skaters banquet.