Gangneung, South Korea • The Russians after all have a gold medal on the Pyeongchang Olympics, thanks to a 15-year-old who beat the guy youngster who impressed her to turn into a determine skater.
Alina Zagitova received one of the crucial video games highlight occasions Friday, edging her good friend and coaching spouse 18-year-old Evgenia Medvedeva. That ended the gold drought for the Olympic Athletes from Russia — the designation given to the country’s competition after the IOC banned the country on account of a doping scandal. Zagitova and Medvedeva tied within the loose skate, a unprecedented incidence, however Zagitova had received the fast program Wednesday.
Bronze went to Kaetlyn Osmond, giving Canada 4 total medals in determine skating.
Medvedeva appeared smartly on her manner to Olympic gold as she went unbeaten for 2 seasons. But she battled a cracked bone in her proper foot this season and Zagitova emerged, sooner or later surpassing Medvedeva.
While Medvedeva set an international mark within the brief program, and a couple of mins later her countrywoman beat it. The distinction within the brief program wound up being the margin between gold and silver.
On Friday, Zagitova went first, greeted via loud chants and cheers from the Russian enthusiasts determined for that first gold.
She nailed the entirety with fluid aptitude and technical brilliance. Zagitova earned 156.65 issues for her program to “Don Quixote,” laying down the problem for her countrywoman.
Medvedeva matched it, however that used to be no longer sufficient.