Armenian figure skater Evgenia Medvedeva wins European championship

By Asbarez | Tuesday, 02 February 2016

Russian Armenian figure skater Evgenia Medvedeva. (Source: Horizon Weekly)

Russian Armenian figure skater Evgenia Medvedeva. (Source: Horizon Weekly)

BRATISLAVA (Horizon Weekly) — Russian Armenian Evgenia Medvedeva confirmed her status as the new star of women’s skating as she led a Russian podium sweep at the European Championships on January 29.

The 16-year-old took her first European gold ahead of teammates Elena Radionova, 17, and Anna Pogorilaya, 17, after the free skate.

She led all the way, scoring a total of 215.45 points, with Radionova (209.99) and Pogorilaya (187.05) having to settle for silver and bronze, respectively, for a second straight year.

The Moscow schoolgirl has taken the senior circuit by storm this season after winning the world junior title last year.

Medvedeva won the prestigious Grand Prix Final in December where she achieved the third best overall score in history of 224.54.

Evgenia Armanovna Medvedeva was born 19 November 1999 in Moscow. Her mother, a former figure skater, and father, Arman Babasyan, an Armenian, are divorced.