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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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Russian 13yo skater outscores Zagitova with ‘unofficial world record’ in junior world champs win

Thirteen-year-old Russian figure skater Aleksandra Trusova became the first female skater to land two quads in a program on Saturday on her way to winning the 2018 ISU World Junior Championships. Trusova’s technical score of 92.35 points – an unofficial world record – was 11 points higher than fellow Russian Alina Zagitova’s gold medal-winning total at the recent PyeongChang 2018 ...

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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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‘Happy to watch her do my program’: Olympic champ Zagitova challenges US skater after criticism

15-year-old Russian skating star and PyeongChang champion Alina Zagitova has challenged US skater Ashley Wagner to try and perform her Olympic program before she decides to criticize it. Speaking exclusively to RT’s Ilya Petrenko, Zagitova was asked to comment on the American figure skater Ashley Wagner, who lambasted her free-skating program in an overly emotional tweet. Wagner, who was not ...

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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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‘The judges are in love with her’: US columnist attacks ‘strategic’ Russian skater Zagitova

USA Today columnist Christine Brennan has launched a scathing attack on Russian figure skater Alina Zagitova, criticizing the teenager’s “strategic” routine and calling for judges to penalize her composition. Best-selling skating author Brennan bemoaned the “imbalance” of Zagitova’s planned long program at the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics, which she says is unfairly stacked with seven jumps in the last two ...

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Japanese speed skater 1st to fail doping test at PyeongChang Olympics – report

Short track skater Kei Saito, a member of Japan’s relay team at the Olympics, has tested positive for an unnamed banned substance. It is the first case of doping at the current Games. The news was broken by the Kyodo news agency, which cited multiple sources saying that the 21-year-old failed a doping test in the run-up to the Olympics. ...

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Canadian speed skater becomes world’s first athlete to be paid in cryptocurrency

Canadian speed skater Ted-Jan Bloemen is set to become the first athlete in history to be paid in cryptocurrency for his performance at the PyeongChang 2018 Olympics, as the hype surrounding digital asset transfers grows. Dutch-born Bloemen, who won silver in the men’s 5,000-meter event on Sunday, has penned a one-year sponsorship deal with cryptocurrency social network onG.social, which forms ...

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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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