European figure skating champ Evgenia Medvedeva
Medvedeva, a Moscow native, oozes movie-star charisma and megawatt star power.
Her free program at the European Figure Skating Championships in Ostrava, Czech Republic proved to be unbeatable. Medvedeva earned 150.79 points, surpassing the mark she set last year, and a total of 229.71, beating the record of South Korea’s Yuna Kim.
Skating to the soundtrack from “Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close” by Alexandre Desplat, Medvedeva preformed an impeccable triple Lutz, followed by a triple loop and triple flip.
The 2016 World champion, and two-time European champion, says in sports, you often have to overcome challenges and your own weaknesses.