Julia Lipnitskaia Spinning Toward 2014

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