Yulia Lipnitskaya

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Figure Skater
Date of Birth June 5, 1998
Place of Birth Yekaterinburg, Russia
Age 22 years old
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Yulia Lipnitskaya

Yulia Vyacheslavovna Lipnitskaya is a Russian retired competitive figure skater. She was part of the Russian team to win the 2014 Winter Olympics team trophy. Individually, Lipnitskaya is the 2014 World silver medalist, the 2014 European champion, the 2013–14 Grand Prix Final silver medalist, and a two-time Russian national silver medalist. Competing as a junior, Lipnitskaya won the 2012 World Junior Championships, 2011–12 JGP Final, and 2012 Russian Junior Championships. She retired from the professional sport on 9 September 2017 due to complications with ligaments of the legs and hip joints, as well as anorexia. Lipnitskaya is the youngest Russian athlete to win a gold medal at the Winter Olympics. Within the ladies' singles category, she is the youngest gold medalist at the European Championships. She is also the youngest women figure skater to win a gold medal at the Olympics under modern rules. Lipnitskaya was 15 years, 249 days old when Russia won the team trophy.

Native name: Юлия Вячеславовна Липницкая
Full name: Yulia Vyacheslavovna Lipnitskaya
Alternative names: Julia Lipnitskaia, Yulia Lipnitskaia, Julia Lipnitskaya, Schol: Julia Vjačeslavovna Lipnickaja
Born: June 5, 1998, Yekaterinburg, Russia
Residence: Moscow, Russia
Former coach: Alexei Urmanov, Eteri Tutberidze, Sergei Dudakov, Elena Levkovets, Marina Voitsekhovskaya
Former choreographer: Stéphane Lambiel, Marina Zueva, Ilia Averbukh, Nikolai Morozov
Former skating club: Iceberg, Sambo 70, Lokomotiv Yekaterinburg
Former training locations: Sochi, Moscow, Yekaterinburg
Began skating: 2002
Retired: 2017
World standing: 67 (2017–18), 26 (2016–17), 9 (2015–16), 3 (2014–15), 3 (2013–14), 14 (2012–13), 46 (2011–12)
Season's bests: 52 (2016–17), 38 (2015–16), 11 (2014–15), 5 (2013–14), 12 (2012–13), 5 (2011–12)
Combined total: 209.72, 2014 Europeans
Short program: 74.54, 2014 Worlds
Free skate: 141.51, 2014 Winter Olympics (Team)
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About Yulia Lipnitskaya

Russian competitive figure skater who participated in the 2014 Winter Olympics in her native country, becoming one of the youngest gold medalists in Olympic figure skating history.

Before Fame

She began training as an ice skater when she was just four years old. She went on to compete in the Russian Junior Championships in 2010 and 2011.


She entered the 2014 European Figure Skating Championships in Budapest, becoming the youngest women's singles champion in the event's history.

Family Life

She spent the first ten years of her life in the city of Yekaterinburg, Russia. She was raised by her mother, Daniela Lipnitskaya.


She and Tatiana Volosozhar were both part of the Russian figure skating team that took home gold at the 2014 Olympics.

Information related to Yulia Lipnitskaya

  • Olympic figure skaters of Russia
  • Russian female single skaters
  • Figure skaters at the 2014 Winter Olympics
  • Sportspeople from Yekaterinburg
  • Olympic medalists in figure skating
  • Olympic gold medalists for Russia
  • Recipients of the Order of Friendship
  • European Figure Skating Championships medalists
  • World Junior Figure Skating Championships medalists
  • Medalists at the 2014 Winter Olympics
  • World Figure Skating Championships medalists
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