MOSCOW, May 26. /TASS/. Russia’s 2014 Olympic champions in figure skating Yulia Lipnitskaya and Adelina Sotnikova will not be taking part in the series of the 2017/2018 World Figure Skating Championships as they are not on the list of participants, the International Skating Union announced on Friday.
Sotnikova won the 2014 Winter Olympics gold on home ice in Sochi in women’s singles, while her compatriot Lipnitskaya snatched the gold in team’s competition.
Sotnikova missed the previous international figure skating series as well, while Lipnitskaya participated only in one Grand Prix finishing in 12th place.