The 15-year-old Russian has stormed onto the international scene this season, claiming two Grand Prix gold medals and then coming in second behind Mao Asada at the Grand Prix Final. In January, Lipnitskaya became the youngest skater ever to win the European Championships. Lipnitskaya had won gold and then silver at the last two World Junior Championships, and has inserted herself as a threat for the podium in Sochi in front of a home crowd.
- 2014 Sochi Olympics - Fifth
- 2014 European Championships - Gold
- 2013 Grand Prix Final - Silver
- 2013 World Junior Championships - Silver
- 2012 World Junior Championships - Gold
- 2012 Russian National Championships - Silver
Things to know:
1. Yulia started skating at the age of four, and while she briefly tried out gymnastics, she ultimately chose the ice sport.
2. Skaters Lipnitskaya looks up to include Patrick Chan and Javier Fernandez.
3. Teams up with her mom to design her own costumes.