February 23, 2018 / 4:59 AM / 6 months ago

Olympics-Figure skating-Teen phenom Zagitova gives OAR first Pyeongchang gold

GANGNEUNG, South Korea, Feb 23 (Reuters) - Russian teenager Alina Zagitova edged compatriot Evgenia Medvedeva with a stunning free skate on Friday to earn the Olympic Athletes from Russia their first gold medal at the Pyeongchang Games.

Medvedeva, a two-time world champion, won silver, while Canada’s Kaetlyn Osmond took the bronze.

Reporting by Gabrielle Tétrault-Farber

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