Winter Olympics women's figure skating results

Winter Olympics women's figure skating results

Alina Zagitova, 15, and Evgenia Medvedeva, 18, skated to wildly different characters Friday with the same intention: become the Pyeongchang Games' first gold medalist for Olympic Athletes of Russian Federation.

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Medvedeva, a two-time world champion, won silver, while Canada's Kaetlyn Osmond took the bronze medal.

One of the last skaters to compete, Zagitova produced a flawless performance, scoring 239.57 (short programme: 82.92, free skate: 156.65).

If a skater does not have triple-triple combination jumps by age 14, he said, "You've missed the boat to be a world-level competitor". China's team of Sui Wenjing and Han Cong earned the silver, while Canadians Meagan Duhamel and Eric Radford finished a solid third and took the bronze medal. "She was shocked and I think most of us are".

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"My hands were shaking but my body was doing everything I'd trained to do", Zagitova said.

But the best explanation of Zagitova's win lies in the current figure skating scoring system - which favors jumps - and Zagitova's ability to hit the most hard jumping combination in the women's field: a triple lutz-triple loop.

The gold was the first of the games for Russian athletes, who are competing in PyeongChang under the Olympic Athletes from Russia designation.

The International Olympic Committee instead invited some from the country to compete in neutral uniforms, which is why Zagitova accepted her medal in a muted gray coat with the inscription "Olympic Athlete from Russian Federation".

For more information, schedules, full entries and results please refer to the ISU website and the official website of the Olympic Winter Games in PyeongChang. In fact, it was the worst outing by US ladies at the Olympics ever, with none of them finishing inside the top eight. The 20-year-old ended up taking a few tumbles during her performance, but I like to think Prince Charming would forgive those. But it was the younger skater who took home gold.

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As she completed her final spin to the soothing sound track of Italian film "Cinema Paradiso", Li stood still for a couple of seconds before dragging herself to the rink side, obviously feeling lost.

"I love what I do and I want to do it for a very long time", she said.

Medvedeva, who skated to the music of Anna Karenina, said she felt "like Anna Karenina in the movie".

"I am disappointed at not being able to get through my skate without making any mistakes but feel like I gave my utmost", said Sakamoto. "I felt strong and in the best shape of my entire life". The three Americans - Mirai Nagasu, Bradie Tennell and Karen Chen - skate in Group 3.

But if there is a feel good story from these Olympics for Russian Federation, it's the 15-year-old who came through when it mattered most. "I knew it was going to be big, it was going to be grand".

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Russian President Vladimir Putin has sent the skaters and their coach Eteri Tutberidze telegrams congratulating them on "brilliant results and very lovely performances at the 2018 Games", the Kremlin said in a statement.

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