6 Facts About Alina Zagitova

1. In early November Alina Zagitova competed at her first Grand Prix event of the season, the 2018 Grand Prix of Helsinki.

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2. At the Olympics team event, the 10 points Alina Zagitova earned for the first place in the ladies' free skating helped Russia to a silver medal in the competition.

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3. At the 2018 Europeans, held in Moscow, Alina Zagitova finished first, winning over teammate Evgenia Medvedeva.

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4. At the Grand Prix Final, Alina Zagitova scored a personal best in the short program, 76.27, and was in second place behind Kaetlyn Osmond heading into the free skate.

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5. At the Internationaux de France, Alina Zagitova placed fifth in the short program after a fall on her triple lutz and several underrotation deductions.

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6. In February 2017, Alina Zagitova won the gold medal at the European Youth Olympic Festival in Turkey.

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