More sad (but not unexpected) news came from team Russa. Julia Lipnitskaya finished her career.
Julia’s mother informed the media:
Julia told the the leadership of the skating federation about her plans to retire back in April, right after her return from Europe, where she had a three-month treatment for anorexia. We are grateful to the company “TeleSport” for helping Julia at this difficult moment. I note that now she has only Olympic scholarship. She does not receive a salary from the skating federation, although she is listed in the national team.