SOCHI, Russia (AP) — Fifteen-year-old Julia Lipnitskaia had the look of an Olympic champion Saturday night, dazzling the home crowd with a near-perfect performance in the women’s team short program.
Julia Lipnitskaia is Russian’s Champion
With her countrymen chanting her first name, Lipnitskaia put on a mature routine that had the fans stomping their feet and showering the ice with flowers and dolls. Her flexibility and rapid rotation on her spins and jumps were reminiscent of Tara Lipinski when she won the 1998 Olympic gold.
Yulia Viacheslavovna Lipnitskaia (born 5 June 1998) is a Russian figure skater. She is the 2014 European champion, the 2013 Grand Prix Final silver medalist, and a two-time Russian national silver medalist (2012, 2014). Competing as a junior, she won the 2012 World Junior Championships, 2011 JGP Final, and 2012 Russian Junior Championships. She holds the record for the youngest woman to win the European title and for the combined total and free skate scores on the ladies’ junior level.
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