Julia Lipnitskaya became the youngest champion in the history of the Olympic Winter Games

2014-02-09 10:45 PM | Sport
Julia Lipnitskaya became the youngest champion in the history of the Olympic Winter Games 15-year-old Russian figure skater Yulia Lipnitskaya February 9 became the youngest champion in the history of the Olympic Winter Games in this discipline.

Previous record belonged

athlete from the United States of Tara Lipinski win in figure skating at the Olympics in Nagano in 1998. At that time an American was 15 years 250 days, and Lipnitskaya age - 15 years, 249 days.

In his speech in the free skate at the team competition she took first place with 141.51 points ahead of nearest rival and , an American Gracie Gold, 12 points.

After his speech skater in an interview to “Sport-Express” said that on 10 February temporarily departs from Sochi to Moscow. Such a decision, she explained that the capital lacks Olympic ice, and in the capital it can be better prepared for personal competition, which will begin on February 19.

eve and Julia won the short program. Following two performances she brought in the treasury of the Russian team 20 points out of 20 possible.

Olympic season 15-year-old Russian has started with winning the tournament in Finland in December, won second place in the Grand Prix finals, and in January won the European Championships in Budapest, the first Russian odinochnits eight years.

Julia Lipnitskaya © RIA Novosti, Alexander Wilf

At the Games in Sochi, the Russian team won the team competition ahead. Besides Lipnitskaya Olympic champions were Evgeni Plushenko, who won the long program among men, couples Tatyana Volosozhar and Maxim Trankov, Xenia and Fedor Klimov Stolbov, Yekaterina Bobrova and Dmitry Solovyov and Elena Il’inykh and Nikita Katsalapov.


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