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1/11
Yulia Liptniskaya: On the rise
The 15-year-old became the youngest skater to win the European Championships in January, topping compatriot Adelina Sotnikova and veteran Carolina Kostner.
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2/11
Yulia Lipnitskaya: Medal contender?
In December, Lipnitskaya won her third of three Grand Prix medals from the season, placing second behind Mao Asada, center, and ahead of Ashley Wagner, right.
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3/11
Yulia Lipnitskaya: Almost a gymnast
Yulia started skating at the age of four, and while she briefly tried out gymnastics, she ultimately chose the ice sport.
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4/11
Yulia Lipnitskaya: Cool designs
The Russian has made the glove a mainstay of her look this season, particularly for her "Schindler's List" free skate. Yulia teams up with her mom to co-design her costumes.
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5/11
Yulia Lipnitskaya: Current heroes
Herself a medal contender in Sochi, the teenager looks up to two men who are chasing after gold there: reigning and three-time world champion Patrick Chan and her co-European Championships winner Javier Fernandez. Here she's seen at the European Championships with Sotnikova, left, and Kostner, right.
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