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'They know who I am & who I represent' – Russian Olympic figure skater Medvedeva to RT

Russian Olympic figure skater Evgenia Medvedeva has spoken exclusively to RT about becoming a two-time Olympic silver medalist, despite political pressure at the recent PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games. Eighteen-year-old Medvedeva won a silver medal in PyeongChang, finishing second to teammate and friend Alina Zagitova. The two were forced to compete as Olympic Athletes of Russia (OAR) after the International ...

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Russian figure skater Medvedeva out of world champs due to recurring leg injury

Two-time Olympic silver medalist Evgenia Medvedeva of Russia will miss the upcoming World Figure Skating Championship in Milan, Italy, to have treatment on a leg injury she suffered before the PyeongChang 2018 Olympics. “Following a detailed medical examination, doctors recommended Evgenia Medvedeva skip the championships. She will be replaced by Stanislava Konstantinova, who was the first reserve skater in the ...

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Little white lie: Skater Medvedeva reveals Russian flag was hidden on OAR kit

Olympic silver medalist figure skater Evgenia Medvedeva has revealed that Russian athletes secretly kept the national flag under a white scarf buttoned to their jackets while competing as neutrals at PyeongChang 2018. In a video posted to her Instagram account on Sunday, the two-time world champion, who was on her flight from PyeongChang to Moscow, unclasped the white scarf from ...

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‘I regret nothing. I did everything I could’ – Evgenia Medvedeva on her silver medal in PyeongChang

Russian skater Evgenia Medvedeva, who had long been considered the favorite to win the gold medal, said she did everything in her power to deliver a perfect performance in PyeongChang, where she won silver. “I felt all the emotions that had been kept inside of me,” Medvedeva, 18, told reports after her second-place finish. “I have worked so much to be ...

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Pain, tears & friendship: Behind-the-scenes look as Medvedeva & Zagitova bid for gold (VIDEO)

As Russian figure skating stars Alina Zagitova and Evgenia Medvedeva face off for Olympic gold, RT follows the trials and tribulations the pair have experienced together, as well as their enduring friendship. Tensions often run high on the rink, but once off the ice and out of the spotlight, the pair are close friends, giving each other a helping hand ...

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Russian figure skater Medvedeva sets world record in short program

The two-time world champion Evgenia Medvedeva representing Olympic Athletes from Russia delivered a stunning performance in the ladies’ short program, setting a new world record of 81.61 points. Medvedeva managed to beat her previous achievement, recorded several days earlier in a team event, by 60 hundredths of a point. However, the record was beaten just minutes later by her teammate ...

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Russian figure skater Medvedeva sets world record in short program at PyeongChang

Eighteen-year-old Russian figure skater Evgenia Medvedeva has set a new world record for the short program at the 2018 PyeongChang Olympic Games in South Korea, breaking her own record. Medvedeva scored an 81.06 in the short program, putting her way ahead of Italian figure skater Carolina Kostner, who earned a 75.10. With her performance, Medvedeva not only scored 10 points ...

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Medvedeva v Zagitova: Russian figure skating sensations set to battle for Olympic glory

With most leading Russian sports figures barred from the 2018 PyeongChang Games, the country’s medal hopes are mainly tied to Evgenia Medvedeva and Alina Zagitova, who are expected to achieve podium places in figure skating. Soviet and Russian figure skaters have traditionally dominated pairs events since 1964, when Ludmila Belousova and Oleg Protopopov claimed the first gold for the USSR ...

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Medvedeva skates into 2nd in short program at European champs after newcomer & touted rival Zagitova

Russian first-year senior Alina Zagitova has taken the lead at the figure skating European championship in Moscow, outscoring her teammate and the reigning title holder Evgenia Medvedeva by 2 points. A debutante at the European championship, Zagitova demonstrated a near flawless skating in the short program on Thursday, nailing all of her jumps, including a rarely seen triple Lutz-triple loop ...

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Russian figure skating sensation Medvedeva to make Euro Championships comeback after leg injury

Russian world figure skating champion Evgenia Medvedeva is set to take part in the pre-Olympic European Championships in Moscow, less than two months after fracturing her leg. The Russian skater has not lost a single competition since November 2015, establishing herself as the strong favorite to clinch the coveted Olympic title at the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Games, which will kick ...

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