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Julia Lipnitskaia Spinning Toward 2014

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Susan D. Russell
Julia Kipnitskaia

Julia Lipnitskaia is one of the amazing young phenoms Russia is showcasing this season on the international circuit.

The petite 13-year-old has remarkable poise and a precision that is rare for a skater her age and behind the blonde hair and blue eyes lies one very tough competitor.

Not only does she have a full arsenal of triple jumps, including triple-triple combinations, she is endowed with a natural flexibility that permits her to perform spins and spirals very few can do. “I do it as I feel it. It is not difficult for me,” Lipnitskaia said.

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Originally published in April 2012

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