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Lipnitskaia, 15, leads Russian 1-2 at Europeans

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Fifteen-year-old Julia Lipnitskaia became the youngest woman ever to win the European figure skating title on Friday, a result which she believes should give her one of the coveted berths on the Winter Olympic team of hosts Russia. 

Russia's Julia Lipnitskaia performs on ice of 'SYMA' sports hall in Budapest on January 17, 2014 during the free skating programme for women category of the ISU European Figure Skating Championships

The skater from Ekaterinburg broke down in tears after grabbing gold in her first major competition ahead of compatriot Adelina Sotnikova, 17, with five-time winner Carolina Kostner of Italy taking bronze after falling in the free skating final.

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