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Russia Scores Gold In Women’s Figure Skating, Leaving USA Ladies Without Medals

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Russia scored a gold medal in Women’s figure skating, which left the United States’ female skaters without any medals Friday.

Women’s figure skating led to a surprising defeat for the United States with Russia snaring the gold and silver, according to the New York Post.

Fifteen-year-old Russian Alina Zagitova received the gold medal for her performance in the women’s short program. Friend and fellow skating-partner Evgenia Medvedeva, 18, took the silver. The female figure-skating results in Pyeongchang are the worst turnout for the United States in the Olympics.

(Alina Zagitova | Photo: REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji)

“My hands were shaking, but my body was doing everything I’d trained to do,” Zagitova said. “I can’t believe I’m the champion.” The Russian victory comes after an International Olympic Committee-assessed doping scandal when the IOC banned Russia from competing in December.

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