Yulia Lipnitskaya – youngest Olympic Champion
Yulia Lipnitskaya – Russian figure skater, 2014 Olympic champion, 2014 European champion, 2012 Junior World champion, 2012 Russian Junior Champion, Master of Sports of Russia.
Yulia is the youngest Olympic figure skating champion in the history of the Olympic Winter Games.
The girl has an extraordinary flexibility, which allows her to perform some of the most complex rotations in the world.
She was born on June 5, 1998 in Yekaterinburg, Russia. Yulia began skating at the age of 4 in Yekaterinburg. She was trained by Elena Levkovets and Marina Voitsekhovskaya. In March 2009, due to the lack of opportunities for further growth in Yekaterinburg, the girl moved to Moscow and joined Eter Tutberidze’s group.
She made her debut at Junior Grand Prix in Poland, became the winner in Italy and was the first in the Grand Prix Final, held in Quebec, Canada.
The next major championship was in 2012 in Russia, where Lipnitskaya won silver.
In early February 2012 Yulia won the Russian Junior Championship. In March, 2012 at the World Junior Championships young figure skater took first place.
In all international competitions of the season 2011-2012 Yulia was the first.
Pre-Olympic season 2012-2013, Lipnitskaya started with a win in the tournament held in Finland.
Unfortunately, she didn’t perform in the Grand Prix Final and 2013 Russian championship in Sochi due to an injury.
At the Junior World Championship in Milan, she won the silver medal.
Olympic season 2013-2014 Yulia started with a win in the tournament in Finland and in October she won the Canadian Grand Prix in St. Johns. In December, Yulia took the second place in the Grand Prix finals.
In her first European Championship in 2014 she became the winner and the youngest participant.
Lipnitskaya aged 15 years 249 days became the youngest Olympic champion in the history of figure skating.
She is a prodigy girl!
Music for her performance Yulia chose herself. It was a soundtrack from the Oscar-winning film “Schindler’s List”. “She has watched this movie for many times and she said she wanted to be that girl in a burgundy coat,” – said her coach Eteri Tutberidze.
On February 10, 2014 Yulia and her coach flew to Moscow to prepare for the individual competitions.
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