By: Elena Grace Flores
Politics were also present in the selection of Russian contenders in the Team Skating category – but Russian President Vladimir Putin did not play it there in the Winter Olympics. His presence in the Sochi was enough to cheer the expert ice skating athletes and he also gave recognition to the first gold medalist of Russia – Yulia Lipnitskaya, the 15 year old gold recipient during the figure skating team event. Read this:
By: Shaun Walker
A skating star in the twilight of his storied career and another who could go on to be just as impressive combined to put in top performances at the Iceberg Skating Palace on Sunday night and win Russia their first gold medal, to the delight of the watching Vladimir Putin. http://www.theguardian.com/sport/2014/feb/09/russia-first-gold-medal-sochi-winter-olympics
Controversial ice skating contender Evgeny Plushenko might not be 100% happy with his initial performance but you can sense that he’s very determined to make it to the top. Perhaps not this Winter Olympics but maybe next?