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Skater Yulia Lipnitskaya, 15, steals the Olympic show in Sochi

By Will Stewart
10 February 2014

'Genius' teenager from the Urals helps Russian figure skating team to first gold medal.

'Lipnitskaya is now THE story of the Olympics'. Picture: Gazeta.ru, pictures below are from Yulia Lipnitskaya social account

Evgeni Plushenko won the men's free skate before Russia took an unassailable lead when 15-year-old Julia Lipnitskaya triumphed in the women's free skate programme in the Iceberg Skating Palace. The girl from Yekaterinburg went viral on the web for her stunning display. 

She was given a standing ovation by Russian president Vladimir Putin and cheering supporters. 

'Lipnitskaya, the newly crowned European champion, is now THE story of the Olympics,' reported forbes.com.

'Lipnitskaia had the look of an Olympic champion on Saturday night, dazzling the home crowd with a near-perfect routine in the women's short programme,' reported the Washington Post. The teenager does not go to school, but is allowed to study at home so that maximum effort can go towards fulfilling her skating potential. She also forgoes the life that most teenagers crave for. On luxury she refuses to allow herself is high heels. 

'I do not put on heels at all now. I understand that I need to protect my legs', she said. 

Skater Yulia Lipnitskaya, 15, steals the Olympic show in Sochi


Skater Yulia Lipnitskaya, 15, steals the Olympic show in Sochi


Skater Yulia Lipnitskaya, 15, steals the Olympic show in Sochi

Comments (17)

This little girl, who wonders with her dancing on the ice, is now making a name for herself. This person, who added value to böcek ilaçlama
his country with the medals he received, will be referred to as a hero after years.
Bocek Ilaclama, Istanbul, Turkey
25/03/2019 20:46
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Yulia is so beautiful and talented. Her future will be very bright. :)
Lidiya Sotnikova, Moscow, Russia
26/02/2014 06:32
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She's beautiful
Jack, Usa
23/02/2014 23:26
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She is so pretty
j, usa
23/02/2014 10:22
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She has no life..No friends..Not going to school, not reading books, not watching movies..(she said it on Urgant TV show)
She is RED MACHINE to win medals for Mother Russia. I feel sorry for her..
Misha, USA
22/02/2014 19:53
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Beautiful performance from young Yulia of Russia!
Ruslan, Ukraine
22/02/2014 00:05
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Even though I live in the USA, I am Russian and I'm rooting for the Russian team! Truly a great performance from Russian star Yulia Lipnitskaya! We're all very proud of you!
Katya, USA
22/02/2014 00:02
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Yulia's skating is so pleasing to watch, especially all those beautiful spins! Great job Yulia! You are a pride for our country!
Liz, Russia
21/02/2014 23:57
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yolia best presents the delicacy beauty and power and talent of


greay land of russia
noam, persia
20/02/2014 15:04
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this a new star being borned,observing from very near
ahmad, persia
20/02/2014 14:53
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Oh my gosh Yulia!

I agree with the other posters,Yulia is amazing. I mean, I want the US skaters to do well, and I am sure they will do their best.....but.....I just don't believe they, or, the best female skaters of any other country will be able to overcome Yulia's surge which began long before the Olympics.



She is not a robot, nor a "lolita", she is a 15 year old girl who obviously loves what she does, and not only cares enough to work hard to convey her unique perception of figure skating, but also dramatically shares the emotions she clearly feels for her music. As they say, “Some of us get dipped in flat, some in satin, some in gloss.... but every once in a while, you find someone who's iridescent, and when you do, nothing will ever compare.”

Go Yulia!
Garrett Moore, Anaheim, California, USA
13/02/2014 10:48
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I loved to see such a talented girl and super performance. watching her on ice is magical and i believe super star landed to Sochi
Hakki Tatar, london UK
13/02/2014 06:19
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Magnificent performance. Congratulations to the newest star of figure skating.
Mara Mai, Dunlap, USA
12/02/2014 22:07
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She is absolutely beautiful, and so is her skating!!!
Rob, New York, USA
10/02/2014 12:39
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What a stunning performance by Yulia,15 years of age and she has stolen the show, she should be extremely proud of her achievement in Sochi and Russia should be proud of their golden girl. Good luck for the future Yulia.
David, Australia
10/02/2014 10:23
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