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Russian woman figure skater spins world record

IANS  |  PyeongChang (South Korea) 

Russian woman figure Medvedeva set a world record by earning 81.06 points and in the process bagged the first medal for her side in the team short dance event at the 2018

She bested her previous record set at the 2017 team championship in (80.85 points).

Medvedeva also holds the world records in the free programme (160.46) and the sum of two programmes (241.31), reports news agency.

from is second (75.1 points) and Kaetlyn Osmond from is third with 71.38 points.

The result showed by Medvedeva made it possible for the team to hold the second place after the short dance and continue in the race for medals. The team event will end on February 12.

According to the decision of the International Olympic Committee, Russian athletes compete at as 'Olympic Athletes from Russia' under the Olympic flag.

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First Published: Sun, February 11 2018. 14:22 IST
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