InPics: Medalists of figure skating women's single skating at Beijing Winter Olympics

2022-02-18 18:15:04 Source: Xinhua

Anna Shcherbakova of ROC performs during the figure skating women single skating free skating of the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics at Capital Indoor Stadium in Beijing, capital of China, Feb. 17, 2022. (Xinhua/Ma Ning)


BEIJING, Feb. 18 (Xinhua) -- Reigning world champion Anna Shcherbakova skated a clean segment to win the women's singles figure skating at the Beijing Olympic Winter Games, holding off a strong challenge from compatriot Alexandra Trusova here on Thursday evening.

It has been the third straight gold in the women's singles for the Russian Olympic Committee (ROC) after the ROC taking one-two at PyeongChang 2018 through Alina Zagitova and Yevgenia Medvedeva, and Adelina Sotnikova winning gold on home ice in Sochi.

Performing to "Ruska, The Master and Margarita, Lacrimosa," Shcherbakova produced a quad Flip-triple Toeloop combination and a quad Flip, as well as level-four spins and footwork to post a season best of 175.75 points, bringing her score to a winning total of 255.95.

Another ROC figure skater Trusova came up with the highest free skate score of 177.13 on Thursday after the 17-year-old featured five quads of four different rotations, bringing her total score to 251.73 for the silver.

The ROC, however, was stopped from making a clean sweep on podium as otherwise hot favorite Kamila Valieva who won the short program, failed to survive the huge pressure and fell in free skate to drop to the fourth. Japan's Kaori Sakamoto took the bronze medal on 233.13 overall with 153.29 in free skate.

Anna Shcherbakova of ROC performs during the figure skating women single skating free skating of the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics at Capital Indoor Stadium in Beijing, capital of China, Feb. 17, 2022. (Xinhua/Li Ziheng)

Anna Shcherbakova of ROC performs during the figure skating women single skating free skating of the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics at Capital Indoor Stadium in Beijing, capital of China, Feb. 17, 2022. (Xinhua/Chen Jianli)

Anna Shcherbakova of ROC performs during the figure skating women single skating free skating of the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics at Capital Indoor Stadium in Beijing, capital of China, Feb. 17, 2022. (Xinhua/Chen Jianli)

Anna Shcherbakova of ROC performs during the figure skating women single skating free skating of the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics at Capital Indoor Stadium in Beijing, capital of China, Feb. 17, 2022. (Xinhua/Ma Ning)

Anna Shcherbakova of ROC performs during the figure skating women single skating free skating of the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics at Capital Indoor Stadium in Beijing, capital of China, Feb. 17, 2022. (Xinhua/Ma Ning)

Alexandra Trusova of ROC performs during the figure skating women single skating free skating of the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics at Capital Indoor Stadium in Beijing, capital of China, Feb. 17, 2022. (Xinhua/Wang Yuguo)

Alexandra Trusova of ROC performs during the figure skating women single skating free skating of the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics at Capital Indoor Stadium in Beijing, capital of China, Feb. 17, 2022. (Xinhua/Li Yibo)

Alexandra Trusova of ROC performs during the figure skating women single skating free skating of the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics at Capital Indoor Stadium in Beijing, capital of China, Feb. 17, 2022. (Xinhua/Wang Yuguo)

Alexandra Trusova of ROC performs during the figure skating women single skating free skating of the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics at Capital Indoor Stadium in Beijing, capital of China, Feb. 17, 2022. (Xinhua/Chen Jianli)

Sakamoto Kaori of Japan performs during the figure skating women single skating free skating of the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics at Capital Indoor Stadium in Beijing, capital of China, Feb. 17, 2022. (Xinhua/Chen Jianli)

Sakamoto Kaori of Japan performs during the figure skating women single skating free skating of the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics at Capital Indoor Stadium in Beijing, capital of China, Feb. 17, 2022. (Xinhua/Cao Can)

Sakamoto Kaori of Japan performs during the figure skating women single skating free skating of the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics at Capital Indoor Stadium in Beijing, capital of China, Feb. 17, 2022. (Xinhua/Cao Can)

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