Russian figure skater Medvedeva sets world record in single short program
Medvedeva, 16, adds the world record to a list of achievements that already includes the 2015-2016 Grand Prix of Figure Skating champion's title and a number of titles at junior level.
With 79.44 points, she takes first place at the Russian championships in Yekaterinburg. Grand Prix finalist Elena Radionova is second (76.69 points), and Olympic gold medalist Yulia Lipnitskaya third (73.77).
"I never really think about the records, I just want to come and show a good skate," said Medvedeva after the show.
She was close to breaking the world record earlier this month at the Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final in Barcelona, where she scored an impressive 74.58 in the process of becoming champion.
"It's always harder to perform on home ice. Plus I knew that everyone expects me to show a great result. And that of course makes you nervous.”