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Alina Zagitova

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Alina Zagitova

Alina Zagitova
  • Birth date 5/18/2002
  • Birthplace Izhevsk
  • Hometown Izhevsk
  • Residence Moscow
  • Height/Weight 5'1"/ 94 lbs


Russia’s Alina Zagitova began figure skating at age 5. By age 13, she and her grandmother moved to an apartment in Moscow so Zagitova could train with a new coach. Two-time world champion Yevgenia Medvedeva became one of her training partners. Her father (an ice hockey coach), mother, and sister stayed in their hometown of Izhevsk, and Zagitova sees them about once every two months. Zagitova is a rising Russian star: She won gold medals at the exclusive 2016-17 Junior Grand Prix Final, the 2017 European Youth Olympics, and the 2017 World Junior Championships.

Zagitova’s first season as a senior skater coincided with the Olympic season. She came on strong, winning both her Grand Prix assignments in China and France. Then, in the absence of Yevgenia Medvedeva, Zagitova captured the Grand Prix Final gold medal and the Russian national title. When Medvedeva and Zagitova met for their first head-to-head competition at January’s European Championships, Zagitova took home the gold.
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Getting to know Alina Zagitova


Named for Russian rhythmic gymnast and two-time Olympic medalist, Alina Kabaeva


Younger sister is also a skater


Enjoys drawing and rhinestoning in her spare time

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