Russia's figure skater Zagitova sets new world record at Olympics

 Russia's figure skater Zagitova sets new world record at Olympics

Russian figure skater Alina Zagitova has set a new world record in the short program at the Winter Olympic Games in South Korea’s PyeongChang with 82.92 points.

Zagitova beat the previous record in the short program set at the Olympics by another Russian figure skater Evgenia Medvedeva (81.61) just 10 minutes earlier.

Medvedeva, who is competing in the Olympics for the first time, holds world records in the free program (160.46) and the sum of two programs (241.31).

Canada’s Kaetlyn Osmond came third with 78.87 points in the short program, TASS reported.

The figure skaters are due to compete in the free programs on February 23.

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