Visit RT.com to get news and information about Alina Zagitova, who is a young Russian figure skater. Alina Zagitova won the first gold medal for the Olympic Athletes of Russia (OAR) at PyeongChang 2018 when she was just 15. She also smashed the world record in the ladies’ short program. Follow RT to get the latest news and updates on her sports activities, as well as some details of her everyday life. Find news on her background and other personal achievements. Zagitova faced a lot of criticism from the Western media – for example, from USA Today columnist Christine Brennan, who criticized the figure skater’s strategy at the 2018 Winter Olympics. You can find news on this and other matters on RT.