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24 February 2018, 06:46 | Tara Lloyd
Russian Figure Skater Zagitova Wins First Gold For OAR At Pyeongchang
After landing all 11 of her second-half jumps during the four-minute free skate, she secured an impressive 156.65, taking her into the top spot - despite making a slight error on the landing of her triple lutz. Zagitova won... the junior title.
Zagitova at the same time came into her own, defeating Medvedeva at the European championships last month and now at the Olympics.
GABRIELLE DALEMAN: There is nothing, really, that I felt good about. "This did leave a trace, but I don't connect that in any way to today's performance and result".
Osmond admitted she wasn't even sure if she would be participating in the Pyeongchang Games.
With that in mind, she insisted over her coach's objections that she'd live in the athletes village and immerse herself in the Olympic experience.
"It's just a revenge I get at the Olympic Games", she said. "I'm glad that I was able to deal with my nervousness, go out there and skate my program calmly". The 2018 Olympics proved that figure skating is alive and thriving around the world. just not in the U.S.
Skating to Don Quixote by composer Leon Minkus, she produced a flawless, effortless and mesmeric routine to surge to the summit of the standings with just two skaters left to perform.
With Friday's figure skating medals, the OAR now have one gold, five silver and eight bronze medals and are 15th in the medals table with two days of competition remaining. The 18-year-old Russian had been the skater of the quadrennial, dominating global competition to stake her claim as the greatest of her generation. "My hands were shaking but my body did everything that I trained for", she added. Still, her strategy was buoyed by her magnificent skating off the back of a momentum-building season: She didn't lose this year, basically having the kind of run that Medvedeva had in the last two years. Well, there's always next Olympics...in four years.
The Russians started taking more risks after being shut out of medals in 2010 in Vancouver, and their new focus on back-loaded programs - skaters get bonus points for hard tricks in the second half of the free skate - has paid off with three of the last six women's skating medals.
That record is held by Tara Lipinski, the American skater who was 15 years and 255 days when she won gold at in 1998, in Nagano, Japan. "That's how I felt at the beginning moments of the (free skate) and I kept that feeling throughout". She opened with a triple flip/triple toe loop combo, then hit a triple salchow, before moving into her step sequence.
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"The biggest change for me was not being able to see my mom 24/7".
Although the mistakes did cost Li one point, they didn't bar her from reaching the final, which she has longed for years. The high was tremendous, and she never quite recaptured that magic. With a tiara and powder-blue sequined dress, she set out to portray the "Cinderella" of her music.
Asked what her mother means to her, Chen began crying and the interview ended shortly after.
"It builds them into fierce competitors because they're competing every day", said American Tom Zakrajsek, who coaches Nagasu.
"She was a very attractive and thin-boned kid with unique artistic feeling".
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