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First Russian Gold Medalist: Alina Zagitova Wins Olympic Figure Skating Title For OAR's First Gold

Updated On 22 Feb, 2018 Published On

Alina Zagitova has won the women’s figure skating competition, getting the title of first Russian gold medalist at the Pyeongchang Olympics.

The 15-year-old young Olympic athlete edged Evgenia Medvedeva, her training partner as well as friend, to end the gold drought for the Olympic Athletes from Russia.

First Russian Gold Medalis: Alina Zagitova Wins Olympic Figure Skating Title For OAR's First Gold

First Russian Gold Medalist: Alina Zagitova Wins Olympic Figure Skating Title For OAR's First Gold

Source: nbcolympics

That's the designation given to the nation’s competitors after Russia was banned officially by the IOC for a doping scandal.

Alina and Evgenia tied in the free skate, a rare occurrence, but Alina had won the short program on Wednesday which ultimately helped her to get the gold.

Kaetlyn Osmond has won bronze, giving Canada four overall medals in figure skating.

As previously reported, 17-year-old Snowboarder Red Gerard has won the first gold medal for Team USA in the Winter Olympics 2018 in PyeongChang, South Korea.

Additionally, 24-year-old U.S. figure skater Mirai Nagasu made history in Korea becoming the first American woman to land a triple axel at the Olympics in Pyeongchang.