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Yulia Lipnitskaya

  1. Ashley Wagner denies Russian sweep at Grand Prix Final (video)

    Dec 13, 2014, 1:11 PM EDT


    Wagner joined four incredibly accomplished skaters who have won three straight Grand Prix Final medals.

  2. Russians dominate Grand Prix Final short program; Ashley Wagner in last (video)

    Dec 11, 2014, 5:24 PM EDT

    Ashley Wagner

    Very likely a Russian woman will win for the first time since 2004, in addition to an unprecedented podium feat.

  3. Grand Prix Final schedule, previews

    Dec 9, 2014, 2:48 PM EDT

    Javier Fernandez

    Americans look to break through in women’s, ice dance events in Barcelona.

  4. Ashley Wagner trails, Denis Ten leads at Trophee Bompard (video)

    Nov 21, 2014, 2:24 PM EDT

    Ashley Wagner

    Wagner could match a Michelle Kwan feat at the French event.

  5. Tara Lipinski, Johnny Weir analyze Grand Prix season at halfway point

    Nov 12, 2014, 3:57 PM EDT

    Johnny Weir, Tara Lipinski

    NBC Sports analysts not impressed with U.S. singles skaters so far.

  6. Yulia Lipnitskaya under ‘constant stress’ since Sochi gold

    Nov 11, 2014, 10:47 AM EDT

    Yulia Lipnitskaya

    “Whatever you do, everything is interpreted the wrong way.”

  7. Yuzuru Hanyu finishes second at Cup of China after bloody warm-up collision (video)

    Nov 8, 2014, 7:22 PM EDT

    Yuzuru Hanyu

    “You’ve got to keep breathing,” Hanyu’s coach told him.

  8. Yuzuru Hanyu beaten at Cup of China short program; Yulia Lipnitskaya eyes history (video)

    Nov 7, 2014, 10:32 AM EDT

    Yuzuru Hanyu

    A Russian topped Hanyu in his first competition since Worlds.

  9. Mao Asada wins World Championship; U.S. finishes with no medals

    Mar 29, 2014, 9:34 AM EDT

    Mao Asada, Julia Lipnitskaia, Carolina Kostner

    U.S. women finish fifth, seventh, eighth to earn three spots for 2015.

  10. Seeking redemption, Asada leads with world record short program

    Mar 27, 2014, 7:56 AM EDT

    Mao Asada. AP Photo.

    Yuna Kim’s Vancouver short program no longer the best ever.

  11. Worlds preview: U.S. ladies aim to break eight-year slump

    Mar 25, 2014, 8:00 AM EDT

    Gracie Gold, Ashley Wagner and Polina Edmunds. Getty Images.

    The last American women to stand on the podium at the World Championships? Kimmie Meissner and Sasha Cohen – in 2006.

  12. Russian Olympic medalists receive luxury cars

    Feb 27, 2014, 11:34 AM EDT

    Tatyana Volosozhar, Maksim Trankov

    Sochi stars each receive Mercedes-Benz, but what about those too young to drive?

  13. Watching Yulia Lipnitskaya through the eyes of another prodigy … Nadia Comaneci

    Feb 20, 2014, 8:32 AM EDT


    “She will have to deal with a different pressure than I had to deal with.”

  14. Figure skating preview: Yuna Kim, Yulia Lipnitskaya, Mao Asada lead the way

    Feb 19, 2014, 7:45 AM EDT


    Event starts Wednesday and continues into Thursday.

  15. What to watch on Day 12 of Sochi Olympics

    Feb 18, 2014, 11:35 PM EDT

    Ted Ligety

    The compelling events, athletes and storylines of the Sochi Olympics on Feb. 19.

  16. Figure skating order for women’s short program set

    Feb 17, 2014, 7:02 PM EDT


    Plan your day around the big names in the short program.

  17. Russia turns back skating clock in team event

    Feb 9, 2014, 10:50 PM EDT


    Country’s first figure skating gold since 2006.

  18. Yulia Lipnitskaya, 15, wins European Championships

    Jan 17, 2014, 4:39 PM EDT

    Hungary Figure Skating

    Fifteen-year-old Russian Yulia Lipnitskaya got the skate she wanted ahead of the Sochi Games at the European Championships Friday, earning her first-ever title there just weeks ahead of the Olympics. Lipnitskaya cruised by defending champion Carolina Kostner, the Italian, who finished in third. Lipnitskaya’s teammate, 17-year-old Adelina Sotnikova was second, scoring a 202.36 to the…

  19. Lipnitskaya holds off Kostner, Savchenko/Szolkowy win at Grand Prix of Russia

    Nov 23, 2013, 8:37 AM EDT

    Julia Lipnitskaia

    Battling nerves and an experienced foe, 15-year-old Yulia Lipnitskaya skated to a gold-medal win Saturday afternoon at the Rostelecom Cup in Moscow, becoming just the second woman this season to win two Grand Prix golds. The home favorite’s 190.80 barely edged out 2012 world champion Carolina Kostner’s 190.12, advancing the teen to the Grand Prix…

  20. Lipnitskaya, 15, skates to the lead at Russian Grand Prix

    Nov 22, 2013, 9:31 AM EDT

    Yulia Lipnitskaia

    At the end of her short program, 15-year-old Yulia Lipnitskaya of Russia draws a heart on the ice, then scoops shavings off the rink, sprinkling them over her to finish. The fragile finish is an emotional one, but Lipnitskaya was anything but fragile Friday at the Rostelecom Cup, where she captured the arena’s hearts and…