20:23 GMT17 April 2021
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    The 2021 World Figure Skating Championships take place in the Swedish capital city of Stockholm, with figure skaters competing for world championship titles in men's singles, women's singles, pairs, and ice dancing.

    Russian skaters have dominated the podium in Stockholm in the women's singles on Friday, with Anna Shcherbakova winning gold with the total of 233.17 points.

    Elizaveta Tuktamysheva secured second place with 220.46 points, followed by Alexandra Trusova with 217.20.

    Russian skaters Elizaveta Tuktamysheva (left), Anna Shcherbakova (center) and Alexandra Trusova (right) receiving awards at the 2021 World Figure Skating Championships in Stockholm, Sweden.
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    Russian skaters Elizaveta Tuktamysheva (left), Anna Shcherbakova (center) and Alexandra Trusova (right) receiving awards at the 2021 World Figure Skating Championships in Stockholm, Sweden.

    It was the first world championship title for Shcherbakova. Celebrating her victory, she noted that not everything went as she had hoped.

    "I'm not happy with my free skate performance, but I'm so happy to win gold! This was my goal", Shcherbakova said after the performance.

    The International Skating Union congratulated the Russian skater on winning gold in its Twitter account, posting a clip of her performance.

    ​In the free skating programme, it was Trusova who showed the best result, securing 152.38 points for her performance.

    This is the first time in the history of the World Figure Skating Championships that the entire podium was dominated by Russian skaters.

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    ISU, Russian figure skating federation, figure skating, sport, Russia
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