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Russian figure-skater Lipnitskaya gets trauma during free skate

November 06, 2016, 5:19 UTC+3 MOSCOW

She interrupted her presentation in the second part of the program but took a decision to complete it. She did it to the enthusiastic applaus of the spectators

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Russian figure-skater Yuliya Lipnitskaya

Russian figure-skater Yuliya Lipnitskaya

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MOSCOW, November 5. /TASS/. Russian figure-skater Yuliya Lipnitskaya, the champion of the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, received an injury duirng free skate at the Moscow State of the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating on Saturday.

She interrupted her presentation in the second part of the program but took a decision to complete it after a consultation with his coach, Alexei Urmanov, and with the judges. She did it to the enthusiastic applaus of the spectators.

Alexei Urmanov, a coach based in St Petersburg, said Lipnitskaya would have medical screening in Moscow.

"She felt pain before the start of the competition," he said. "It's rather difficult to assess the scale of the problem right now. She approached me during the warmup and we did some movements but some initial signals of the problem were already seen."

"Now we need to clear out the situation and to see what we can do next," Urmanov said. "We'll try a medical screening here in Moscow."

He said Lipnitskaya withdrawal from the competitions was not discussed for the time being but the nature of her trauma was not known.

She received 79.21 points for the free skate and got the total 148.46 points.

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