Despite her young age, Kamila Valieva is already a figure skating enthusiast.
The 15-year-old represents the Russian Olympic Committee against a number of older opponents – some a decade older than her.
But that doesn’t blend her.
As NBC Olympics commentator Terry Gannon put it: “It can be scary being alone on the ice at the Olympics at the age of 15, but she didn’t skate as if she were afraid of anything or anything. who all year.”
Kamila impressed again Saturday night as she captivated the world with her performance on the women’s short show.
Kamila opened three axels making her the fourth woman to achieve that jump at the Olympics.
1998 Olympic champion Tara Lipinski and Olympic commentator said: “Talent like this comes around once in a lifetime.
The ROC skater scored 90.18 points, several tenths of her world-record score, and 15.45 points ahead of second-place Higuchi. Unsurprisingly, she has put ROC in first place overall now with 36 points ahead of US ’34.
Commentator Johnny Weir, a two-time Olymp Trade winner figure skater, said: “I’m having a hard time finding the right words, but she’s completely mesmerized. “She can inspire the world with performances like that.”
People on social media were in awe of Kamila’s performance, with some describing her as “simply gorgeous” and “the epitome of absolute perfection.”
Commentators noted that some went as far as to describe the young figure skater as “the best they’ve ever seen.”
“She skates with the best women in the whole world … and it feels like she’s the only one on the ice,” Weir said.
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/sports/beijing-winter-olympics/at-only-15-years-old-some-say-russian-figure-skater-is-best-theyve-ever-seen/2750380/ At just 15, some say the Russian figure skater is ‘The best they’ve ever seen’ – NBC Chicago