Figure skating: Russian Olympic gold medalist Lipnitskaya resigns – reports

YANTARNY (Web Desk) – Russian figure skater Yulia Lipnitskaya has resigned from the game at 19 years old, Russian media gave an account of Monday.

Lipnitskaya turned into the substance of the 2014 Sochi Olympics as a 15-year-old subsequent to helping Russia win gold in the group occasion.

She turned into Russia’s most youthful Winter Olympic gold medalist, and the most youthful gold medalist in figure skating for a long time.

Lipnitskaya educated the Russian Figure Skating Federation of her choice to resign in April in the wake of experiencing treatment for anorexia, her mom revealed to TASS news office.

The news about Lipnitskaya came a day after the mentor of ruling Olympic champion Adelina Sotnikova said she would miss whatever remains of the season and not protect her title at the Pyeongchang Games in South Korea because of damage.

Sotnikova’s mentor, twice Olympic gold medalist Yevgeny Plushenko, told R-Sport news organization that her nonattendance from one year from now’s Games ought not be seen as her retirement.

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