Shcherbakova wins figure skating gold as Valieva collapse

A Russian woman was standing atop the figure skating podium at the Beijing Games on Thursday night.

It just wasn’t the one anyone expected.

Even the fact that there was a podium was a surprise.

Anna Shcherbakova, the overlooked world champion, delivered a clean performance in her free skate at Capital Indoor Stadium to win a stunning gold medal

It wasn’t clear whether Trusova was flipping off her coach, the judges or the entire world.

V“I am not happy with the result,” she said. “There is no happiness.”

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