February 21, 2018 / 5:04 AM / 10 months ago

Figure skating: Zagitova breaks world record for short program

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

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.

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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