Get to know Russian figure skater Julia Lipnitskaia (Photos and info)


Julia Lipnitskaia is the latest figure skating prodigy from Russia. With the 2014 Winter Olympics being in her home country it’s no surprise that the 15-year-old from Yekaterinburg has been one of televisions favorites.

Already Lipnitskaia has won a team gold medla but the 2014 European singles champion does not plan to stop there. She is six days younger than American Tara Lipinski who stunned the world with a gold medal in the 1998 Winter Olympics in Nagano, Japan.

Of course if Lipnitskaia is to win the gold she will have to get past a few women representing the United States to include Gracie Gold, Polina Edmunds and Ashley Wagner.