Yulia Lipnitskaya is a Russian former competitive figure skater. She was a part of the Russian team that won the 2014 Winter Olympics team trophy. She made a record for being the youngest Russian athlete to win a gold medal at the Winter Olympics. She is also the youngest gold medalist at the European Championship within the ladies’ singles category. Also, as an individual, she was the 2014 World silver medalist, the 2014 European champion, the 2013-14 Grand Prix Final silver medalist, as well as a two-time Russian national silver medalist. Yulia had appeared on the front cover of the May 2014 issue of the magazine ‘Elle Girl Russia.’ The following year, she was awarded the Nickelodeon Kids Choice Award. Despite having a successful career, she suffered from mental health issues and announced her retirement in 2017.