February 21, 2018 / 5:04 AM / in 4 months

Figure skating: Zagitova breaks world record for short program

GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) - Alina Zagitova set a world record in figure skating’s women’s singles short program on Wednesday, breaking the previous record set barely 15 minutes earlier.

Figure Skating - Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics - Ladies Single Skating Short Program - Gangneung, South Korea - February 21, 2018 - Alina Zagitova, an Olympic athlete from Russia, performs. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

The Olympic Athlete from Russia scored 82.92 points and moved into first place ahead of compatriot Evgenia Medvedeva, who had earlier scored 81.61 points.

Reporting by Elaine Lies

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