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    Russian Figure Skaters Receive Top Four Places at Barcelona Grand Prix

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    Tuktamysheva and Lipnitskaya took the lead, followed by Rodionova and Pogorilaya.

    MOSCOW, December 12 (Sputnik) - Russian figure skaters secured the top four places at the 2014 Grand Prix Final in Barcelona, according to the competition’s official website.

    17-year-old Elizaveta Tuktamysheva ranked first in the ladies’ short program with a score of 67.52 points for her flawless performance to Ravel's "Bolero."

    "I knew I was competing against the strongest girls in the world," Tuktamysheva said in a statement, cited by Idaho Statesman. "I was scared the smallest mistake would move me down so I had the motivation to skate clean," she added.

    Julia Lipnitskaya scored second earning 66.24 points. The 16-year-old figure skater took gold in the 2014 Olympic Games in the team event and silver in the 2014 World Figure Skating Championship.

    Lipnitskaya was followed by Elena Radionova and Anna Pogorilaya, who received 63.89 and 61.34 points, respectively, according to R Sport.

    The ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating is an international figure skating contest held in various countries and organized by the International Skating Union. Figure skaters compete in four disciplines - men's singles, ladies' singles, pair skating, and ice dancing.

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