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French skating champion Meite to compete at Aurora Games

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French skating champion Mae-Berenice Meite has been added to the lineup of the inaugural Aurora Games. She'll join Mirai Nagasu, the first U.S. woman to land a triple axel at the Olympics, and 13-year-old Alysa Liu, the youngest U.S. women's figure skating champion in history, at the all-women's sports and entertainment festival next month in Albany, New York.

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — French skating champion Mae-Berenice Meite has been added to the lineup of the inaugural Aurora Games.

Meite, a five-time French national champion, will join Mirai Nagasu, the first U.S. woman to land a triple axel at the Olympics, and 13-year-old Alysa Liu, the youngest U.S. women's figure skating champion in history, at the all-women's sports and entertainment festival to be held at the Times Union Center in Albany, New York starting Aug. 20.

Nagasu, of Arcadia, California, accomplished the feat at the 2018 Winter Games in South Korea, while Liu, of Richmond, California, won the U.S. title this year.

Organizers also announced Friday that three-time U.S. skating champion Ashley Wagner will compete.

The games also will feature competition in women's tennis, gymnastics, basketball, ice hockey and beach volleyball.

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