Russian-Armenian Evgenia Medvedeva captures her second European figure skating championship by setting a new world record
Russian-Armenian teenager Evgenia Medvedeva won gold at the European figure skating championships with a world record score on Friday for her second straight title in the women’s competition.
Leading after the short program, the 17-year-old performed an almost perfect free skate. She opened in great fashion with a beautifully executed combination of a triple flip — triple toe loop to the soundtrack from “Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close” by Alexandre Desplat and went on with a flawless triple lutz, triple loop and triple flip.
For the best free skate which no one could match, she earned 150.79 points — surpassing the mark she set last year — and a total of 229.71, beating Yuna Kim’s record.
Medvedeva stormed the senior category last season, claiming gold on her debut at both the European and world championships, and is continuing in the same fashion this season with an unbeatable mixture of technical precision and elegance.
She even produced one more combination than needed in her free skate.
Medvedeva was born 19 November 1999 in Moscow. Her russian mother is a former figure skater. and father is Arman Babasyan, an Armenian.