Alina Zagitova still on Fire
Alina Zagitova, a 16-year-old reigning Olympic figure skating champion from Russia, has clinched her first victory in the 2017-18 season at the Nebelhorn Trophy event in Germany. This was a special competition for the Russian figure skating queen as she broke all world records.
On Friday, Alina Zagitova flawlessly landed seven triple jumps in her free skate routine, taking the top spot with 158.50 points and breaking the world record under new scoring rules. Her 238.43 total points is also a new world record. The Russian prodigy finished 29.21 points clear of second-placed Mai Mihara of Japan (209.22 points); Belgium’s Loena Hendrickx picked up the bronze with 204.16 points.