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Yulia Lipnitskaya (born June 5, 1998) is a Russian retired competitive figure skater, a two-time Russian National Championships silver medalist (2012 and 2014), the 2014 European Championships champion, and a gold medalist at the 2014 Winter Olympics team event. Additionally, she is the silver medalist for 2013-14 Grand Prix Final and the 2014 World Figure Skating Championships.

Personal Life Edit

Yulia Lipnitskaya was born to Daniela Lipnitskaya and her father, Vyacheslav. While Daniela was pregnant, Vyacheslav was drafted into the Russian army and decided to not return. Lipnitskaya's hobbies include drawing, dancing, cooking, equestrian, and reading. She admires Patrick Chan and Javier Fernández.

Career Edit

Lipnitskaya began figure skating at the age of four, and her mother encouraged a prominent coach to accept her as a student. Her mother worked several jobs to make ends meet and in 2009, they both moved to Moscow.

2013-14 Season Edit

In the 2013-14 season, Lipnitskaya's freeskate during the 2014 Winter Olympics garnered enough media attention that Steven Spielberg formally thanked her for skating to the soundtrack from his movie, Schindler's List.

2014-15 Season Edit

During the 2014-15 season, Lipnitskaya struggled greatly. Lipnitskaya noted her Cup of China free skate to be "probably the worst skate of my life". Later on, she didn't show up at the medal ceremony and as a result, the ISU deducted her prize money from the competition. Her second place finish at 2014 Trophée Éric Bompard qualified her for the Grand Prix Final.

At the 2014-15 Grand Prix Final, Lipnitskaya placed second in the short program, but a sixth place finish in the freeskate resulted in a fifth place finish overall. Later that month at 2015 Russian nationals, Lipnitskaya failed to qualify for Europeans or Worlds after a ninth place finish overall.

2015-16 Season Edit

During the 2015-16 season, Lipnitskaya changed her longtime coaches Eteri Tutberidze and Sergei Dudakov, as Lipnitskaya felt they were focusing their attention towards younger skaters instead of helping her improve. After a mistake-ridden freeskate at 2015 Skate America, Lipnitskaya ended the competition in a sixth place finish. In her next Grand Prix event, 2015 Trophée Éric Bompard, she placed second in the short program, but was unable to compete in the freeskate after the event was cancelled as a result of terrorist attacks in Paris.

At the 2016 Russian Nationals, Lipnitskaya placed third in the short program after a clean skate. However, after Lipnitskaya placed tenth in the freeskate, she failed to qualify for Europeans or Worlds.

Retirement Edit

Lipnitskaya informed the Russian Federation of her retirement in April 2017, although this was not publicized until four months later, being deemed as "gossip" by the president of the Figure Skating Federation of Russia, Alexander Gorshkov. Lipnitskaya had underwent treatment for anorexia, and she had struggled with fame after her participation in the 2014 Winter Olympics, once noting she had "no freedom" and was under "constant stress."

Programs Edit

Season Short Program Freeskate
2016-2017
2015-2016
2014-2015
2013-2014
2012-2013
2011-2012
2010-2011
2009-2010

Exhibitions Edit

Season Music
2015-2016
2014-2015
2013-2014
2012-2013
2011-2012
2010-2011

ISU Results Edit

(Season bests highlighted in bold) Edit

2016–17 Season
Date Competition Level SP FS Total
November 4 - 6 2016 Rostelecom Cup
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Senior 3

69.25

12

78.88

12

148.46

September 29 - October 1 2016 Ondrej Nepela Trophy
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Senior 1

63.16

5

102.30

2

165.46

2015–16 Season
Date Competition Level SP FS Total
March 9 - 13 2016 Cup of Tyrol
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Senior 1

66.73

1

105.91

1

172.64

November 13 - 15 2015 Trophée Éric Bompard
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Senior 2

65.63

Cancelled
October 23 - 25 2015 Skate America
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Senior 5

62.24

7

108.39

6

170.63

October 8 - 11 2015 Finlandia Trophy
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Senior 2

62.81

2

109.52

2

172.33

2014–15 Season
Date Competition Level SP FS Total
December 11 - 14 2014-15 Grand Prix Final
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Senior 2

66.24

6

111.55

5

177.79

November 21 - 23 2014 Trophée Éric Bompard
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Senior 2

66.79

2

118.39

2

185.18

November 7 - 9 2014 Cup of China
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Senior 1

69.56

4

104.01

2

173.57

2013–14 Season
Date Competition Level SP FS Total
March 27 - 29 2014 World Championships
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Senior 3

74.54

2

132.96

2

207.50

February 19 - 20 2014 Winter Olympic Games
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Senior 5

65.23

6

135.34

5

200.57

February 6 - 9 2014 Winter Olympic Games - Team Event
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Senior 1

72.90

1

141.51

1
January 15 - 19 2014 European Championships
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Senior 2

69.97

1

139.75

1

209.72

December 5 - 8 2013-14 Grand Prix Final
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Senior 4

66.62

2

125.45

2

192.07

November 22 - 24 2013 Rostelecom Cup
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Senior 1

72.24

2

118.56

1

190.80

October 25 - 27 2013 Skate Canada
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Senior 2

66.89

1

131.34

1

198.23

October 4 - 6 2013 Finlandia Trophy
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Senior 1

65.49

1

125.82

1

191.31

2012–13 Season
Date Competition Level SP FS Total
2–3 March 2013 2013 World Junior Championships
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Junior 4

53.86

2

111.81

2

165.67

November 16 - 18 2012 Trophée Éric Bompard
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Senior 1

63.55

3

115.76

3

179.31

November 2 - 4 2012 Cup of China
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Senior 1

63.06

2

114.86

2

177.92

October 5 - 7 2012 Finlandia Trophy
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Senior 2

64.05

1

124.18

1

188.23

2011–12 Season
Date Competition Level SP FS Total
March 2 - 3 2012 World Junior Championships
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Junior 1

63.09

1

123.96

1

187.05

December 8 - 11 2011-12 JGP Final
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Junior 1

59.98

1

119.75

1

179.73

October 6 - 8 2011 JGP Italy
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Junior 1

63.71

1

119.34

1

183.05

September 15 - 17 2011 JGP Poland
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Junior 1

60.37

1

112.14

1

172.51

Medal Record (In Chronological Order) Edit

Type Competition Season Level
Silver 2016 Ondrej Nepela Trophy 2016-17 Senior
Gold 2016 Cup of Tyrol 2015-16 Senior
Silver 2015 Trophée Éric Bompard - Short Program 2015-16 Senior
Silver 2015 Finlandia Trophy 2015-16 Senior
Silver 2014 Trophée Éric Bompard 2014-15 Senior
Silver 2014 Cup of China 2014-15 Senior
Silver 2014 World Championships 2013-14 Senior
Gold 2014 Winter Olympics - Team Event 2013-14 Senior
Gold 2014 European Championships 2013-14 Senior
Silver 2014 Russian Championships 2013-14 Senior
Silver 2013-14 Grand Prix Final 2013-14 Senior
Gold 2013 Rostelecom Cup 2013-14 Senior
Gold 2013 Skate Canada 2013-14 Senior
Gold 2013 Finlandia Trophy 2013-14 Senior
Silver 2013 World Junior Championships 2012-13 Junior
Bronze 2012 Trophée Éric Bompard 2012-13 Senior
Silver 2012 Cup of China 2012-13 Senior
Gold 2012 Finlandia Trophy 2012-13 Senior
Gold 2012 World Junior Championships 2011-12 Junior
Gold 2012 Russian Junior Championships 2011-12 Junior
Silver 2012 Russian Championships 2011-12 Senior
Gold 2011-12 JGP Final 2011-12 Junior
Gold 2011 JGP Italy 2011-12 Junior
Gold 2011 JGP Poland 2011-12 Junior

Small Medal Record (Awarded at ISU Championships Only) Edit

Type Competition Season Program Level
Silver 2014 World Championships 2013-14 Freeskate Senior
Bronze 2014 World Championships 2013-14 Short Program Senior
Gold 2014 European Championships 2013-14 Freeskate Senior
Silver 2014 European Championships 2013-14 Short Program Senior
Silver 2013 World Junior Championships 2012-13 Freeskate Junior
Gold 2012 World Junior Championships 2011-12 Freeskate Junior
Gold 2012 World Junior Championships 2011-12 Short Program Junior

Social Media Edit

Facebook: YuliaLipnistkaya

Instagram: sunnylipnitskaya

VK: julia_lipnitskaya, Yulia Lipnitskaya

Sources Edit

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yulia_Lipnitskaya

http://www.ifigureskating.com/yulia-lipnitskaya-thanks-god-this-season-is-over/

http://www.ksdk.com/story/sports/2014/02/18/yulia-lipnitskaya-2014-sochi-olympics-russia/5589595/

https://www.statsonice.com/skater/Julia/Lipnitskaia/

http://www.isuresults.com/bios/isufs00013146.htm

http://www.isuresults.com/ws/ws/wsladies.htm

http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/international/ct-yulia-lipnitskaya-retires-anorexia-20170828-story.html

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-figureskating-russia-lipnitskaya-idUSKCN1B81HS

http://olympics.nbcsports.com/2017/08/28/report-russias-yulia-lipnitskaya-retires-from-figure-skating-at-19/

http://olympics.nbcsports.com/2014/11/11/julia-lipnitskaia-figure-skating-olympics-pressure/

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