RECAP: Lipnitskaya, Wagner help their teams advance to pairs skate
Feb 8, 12:15pm EST
SOCHI, Russia — Teen sensation Yulia Lipnitskaya won the women's short program Saturday to give Russia the lead in the new team event heading into the free skate competitions at the Sochi Olympics.
With a scintillating performance, the 15-year-old easily edged five-time European champion Carolina Kostner of Italy and two-time world champion Mao Asada of Japan. It gave Russia 37 points, ahead of Canada with 32, and the United States with 27.