Beijing, 18 February 2022 (TDI): ROC athlete and reigning world champion, Anna Shcherbakov, has secured gold in the women’s free skate at the Beijing Winter Olympics.

Her teammate, Alexandra Trusova, captured silver whereas Sakamoto Kaori won the bronze medal. However, Kamila Valieva secured the fourth position. The event took place on 17 February 2022.

Russian President  extended congratulations 

President Vladimir Putin extended greetings to the Olympic champion for her sterling performance at the Beijing Winter Olympics.

The message of the president read that the performance of Anna Shcherbakova demonstrated amazing skills and excellent potential. Thereupon, the Olympic title is a reward for her commitment and hard work.

President Vladimir Putin also extended greetings to her coaches, mentors, and other teammates.

Timeline of the Event

During the event, Anna Shcherbakova gave an unstoppable performance inside Beijing’s indoor Stadium. She scored 175.5 to a total of 255.95. Besides, Anna Shcherbakova is a 17-year-old Olympic Champion.

It is pertinent to note that Shcherbakova secured second place in the short program. Nonetheless, she won the Olympic title in the current event after completing massive quadruple jumps. Moreover, her mate Alexandra Trusova scored 251.73 points while Sakamoto Kaori made 233.13 points.

In particular, Kamila Valieva, short program leader, stumbled in her free skate. Therefore, she captured the fourth position.–X0nURQ

The Olympic champion said that she was skating at the event but didn’t realize the results. She further said that she requires some time as she is happy and doesn’t understand the match results. Accordingly, she was feeling the need to compete. Besides, she maintained that athletes like the feeling when they finish their program.

Since Vancouver 2010, it is the first time that the reigning world champion won Olympic gold. In 2010, Yuna Kim did the same amazing job. Further, Japan’s Higuchii Wakaba finished fifth. She landed another triple Axel and scored 214.44 points.

Along these lines, Youth Olympic Games Lausanne 2020 champion, You Young, got sixth place. Her score was 213.09. For seventh place, Alysa Liu scored 208.95.