Russia: Emotional moment coach of skater Zagitova watches golden Olympic performance

First coach of Alina Zagitova, the 2018 Olympic champion in women's figure skating from Olympic Athletes from Russia (OAR), shares her emotions while watching Zagitova's golden performance in Russian city of Izhevsk on Friday. «We were very nervous. Alina's skating today was a bit more discreet [than usual], but she did everything,» said Natalia Antipina, Alina's first coach. The first coach... Еще of 15-year-old old Zagitova was rooting for her with Alina's father, sister, other coaches and kids, on the ice rink in Zagitova's hometown. «I'm very happy. I don't even know how to express my feelings. She is great,» Alina's sister Sabina could barely hide her excitement. Alina Zagitova won the Olympic women's figure skating competition bringing OAR their first gold medal at the Pyeongchang Games. In the free skate 15-year-old Zagitova managed to maintain the advantage over her compatriot and training partner Evgenia Medvedeva, a two-time world champion. Canada's Kaetlyn Osmond took bronze.

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