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.
Originally published in April 2012