10:50  +04,  February 21, 2018

PyeongChang 2018: Alina Zagitova sets new world record

Alina Zagitova representing the team of the Olympic Athletes of Russia was the first in ladies’ short program in figure skating.

Zagitova received 82.92 points, thus breaking the world record of another Russian athlete Evgenia Medvedeva.

Medvedeva who was performing several minutes earlier broke her own world record and receiving 81.61 points. However, Zagitova managed to exceed her newly set record as well. Canada’s Kaetlyn Osmond was the third.

The free skate program is set for Thursday.

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