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    • Alina Zagitova free skating at the 2019 Grand Prix final in Turin.
    • Zagitova during a gala exhibition at the European Figure Skating Championships in Moscow.
    • Zagitova getting ready for a free programme at the 23rd Winter Olympics.
    • Alina Zagitova and Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe during a meeting in Japan
    • Zagitova's free programme at the European Figure Skating Championships in Moscow.
    • Zagitova performs during a short programme at the World Figure Skating Championships in Saitama.
    • Zagitova's free programme at the Moscow Grand Prix of figure skating.
    • Alina Zagitova by the seaside.
    • Zagitova during a gala exhibition at the Moscow Grand Prix of figure skating.
    • Zagitova relaxing by the seaside.
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    Alina Zagitova free skating at the 2019 Grand Prix final in Turin.

    At the age of only 18, the Russian figure skating star has already reached unbelievable heights, winning six gold medals in international competitions, including the Olympic Games.

    Born in Izhevsk in Russia's Udmurtia in 2002, Alina Zagitova has made her home country proud by becoming the youngest female figure skater who can boast winning gold at the Olympics, World Figure Skating Championships, European Figure Skating Championships, and the Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final.

    Sputnik's team has compiled a photo gallery especially for you to have a peek at the outstanding skater, both on the ice and outside the rink.

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