Julia Lipnitskaia shines in Sochi

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Julia Lipnitskaia has become a household name in figure skating. The 15-year-old Russian phenom has crushed her competition in the team event. Her flawless skating has won over fans all over the world.

Julia Lipnitskaia of Russia competes in the women's team free skate figure skating competition at the Iceberg Skating Palace during the 2014 Winter Olympics, Sunday, Feb. 9, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev)
Julia Lipnitskaia of Russia competes in the women's team free skate figure skating competition at the Iceberg Skating Palace during the 2014 Winter Olympics, Sunday, Feb. 9, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev)
Julia Lipnitskaia of Russia competes in the women's team free skate figure skating competition at the Iceberg Skating Palace during the 2014 Winter Olympics, Sunday, Feb. 9, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev)
Julia Lipnitskaia of Russia competes in the women's team free skate figure skating competition at the Iceberg Skating Palace during the 2014 Winter Olympics, Sunday, Feb. 9, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)
Sunday's Highlights at the Sochi Olympics
Julia Lipnitskaia of Russia competes in the women's team free skate figure skating competition at the Iceberg Skating Palace during the 2014 Winter Olympics, Sunday, Feb. 9, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)
Elena Ilinykh, right, speaks with Julia Lipnitskaia as they stand on the podium during the flower ceremony after Russia placed first in the team figure skating competition at the Iceberg Skating Palace during the 2014 Winter Olympics, Sunday, Feb. 9, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)
Elena Ilinykh, right, speaks with Julia Lipnitskaia as they stand on the podium during the flower ceremony after Russia placed first in the team figure skating competition at the Iceberg Skating Palace during the 2014 Winter Olympics, Sunday, Feb. 9, 2014, in Sochi, Russia
Elena Ilinykh, right, speaks with Julia Lipnitskaia as they stand on the podium during the flower ceremony after Russia placed first in the team figure skating competition at the Iceberg Skating Palace during the 2014 Winter Olympics, Sunday, Feb. 9, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)
SAINT JOHN, NB - OCTOBER 25: Julia Lipnitskaia of Russia skates during the ladies short program at the ISU GP 2013 Skate Canada International at Harbour Station on October 25, 2013 in Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada. (Photo by Dave Sandford/Getty Images)
ISU GP 2013 Skate Canada International
SAINT JOHN, NB - OCTOBER 25: Julia Lipnitskaia of Russia skates during the ladies short program at the ISU GP 2013 Skate Canada International at Harbour Station on October 25, 2013 in Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada. (Photo by Dave Sandford/Getty Images)
Julia Lipnitskaia of Russia performs her routine in the Ladies Free Skating program during the Cup of China, the third event on the ISU Grand Prix figure skating tour, in Shanghai on November 3, 2012. AFP PHOTO/Peter PARKSPETER PARKS/AFP/Getty Images
FSKATE-CHN-PRIX
Julia Lipnitskaia of Russia performs her routine in the Ladies Free Skating program during the Cup of China, the third event on the ISU Grand Prix figure skating tour, in Shanghai on November 3, 2012. AFP PHOTO/Peter PARKSPETER PARKS/AFP/Getty Images
Julia Lipnitskaia of Russia competes in the women's team free skate figure skating competition at the Iceberg Skating Palace during the 2014 Winter Olympics, Sunday, Feb. 9, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev)
Julia Lipnitskaia of Russia competes in the women's team free skate figure skating competition at the Iceberg Skating Palace during the 2014 Winter Olympics, Sunday, Feb. 9, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev)
Julia Lipnitskaia of Russia competes in the women's team free skate figure skating competition at the Iceberg Skating Palace during the 2014 Winter Olympics, Sunday, Feb. 9, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev)
Yulia Lipnitskaya of Russia's figure skating team is greeted Russia's President Vladimir Putin at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics, February 9, 2014. REUTERS/David Gray (RUSSIA - Tags: SPORT FIGURE SKATING SPORT OLYMPICS)
Yulia Lipnitskaya of Russia's figure skating team is greeted Russia's President Vladimir Putin at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics
Yulia Lipnitskaya of Russia's figure skating team is greeted Russia's President Vladimir Putin at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics, February 9, 2014. REUTERS/David Gray (RUSSIA - Tags: SPORT FIGURE SKATING SPORT OLYMPICS)
Julia Lipnitskaia of Russia performs her routine in the ladies short program during The Cup of China, the third event on the ISU Grand Prix figure skating tour, in Shanghai on November 2, 2012. AFP PHOTO/Peter PARKSPETER PARKS/AFP/Getty Images
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Julia Lipnitskaia of Russia performs her routine in the ladies short program during The Cup of China, the third event on the ISU Grand Prix figure skating tour, in Shanghai on November 2, 2012. AFP PHOTO/Peter PARKSPETER PARKS/AFP/Getty Images
SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 09: Yulia Lipnitskaya of Russia competes in the Team Ladies Free Skating during day two of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Iceberg Skating Palace onon February 9, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)
Figure Skating - Winter Olympics Day 2
SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 09: Yulia Lipnitskaya of Russia competes in the Team Ladies Free Skating during day two of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Iceberg Skating Palace onon February 9, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)
Yulia Lipnitskaya of Russia waves to spectators after competing in the women's team short program figure skating competition at the Iceberg Skating Palace during the 2014 Winter Olympics, Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)
Yulia Lipnitskaya of Russia waves to spectators after competing in the women's team short program figure skating competition at the Iceberg Skating Palace during the 2014 Winter Olympics, Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)
Yulia Lipnitskaya of Russia waves to spectators after competing in the women's team short program figure skating competition at the Iceberg Skating Palace during the 2014 Winter Olympics, Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)
SAINT JOHN, NB - OCTOBER 25: Julia Lipnitskaia of Russia skates during the ladies short program at the ISU GP 2013 Skate Canada International at Harbour Station on October 25, 2013 in Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada. (Photo by Dave Sandford/Getty Images)
ISU GP 2013 Skate Canada International
SAINT JOHN, NB - OCTOBER 25: Julia Lipnitskaia of Russia skates during the ladies short program at the ISU GP 2013 Skate Canada International at Harbour Station on October 25, 2013 in Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada. (Photo by Dave Sandford/Getty Images)
Yulia Lipnitskaya of Russia competes in the women's team short program figure skating competition at the Iceberg Skating Palace during the 2014 Winter Olympics, Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev)
Yulia Lipnitskaya of Russia competes in the women's team short program figure skating competition at the Iceberg Skating Palace during the 2014 Winter Olympics, Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev)
Yulia Lipnitskaya of Russia competes in the women's team short program figure skating competition at the Iceberg Skating Palace during the 2014 Winter Olympics, Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev)
Yulia Lipnitskaya of Russia, centre, waits for her results after competing in the women's team short program figure skating competition at the Iceberg Skating Palace during the 2014 Winter Olympics, Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings, Pool)
Yulia Lipnitskaya of Russia, centre, waits for her results after competing in the women's team short program figure skating competition at the Iceberg Skating Palace during the 2014 Winter Olympics, Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings, Pool)
Yulia Lipnitskaya of Russia, centre, waits for her results after competing in the women's team short program figure skating competition at the Iceberg Skating Palace during the 2014 Winter Olympics, Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings, Pool)
SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 08: Yulia Lipnitskaya of Russia competes in the Figure Skating Team Ladies Short Program during day one of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Iceberg Skating Palace on February 8, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)
Figure Skating - Winter Olympics Day 1
SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 08: Yulia Lipnitskaya of Russia competes in the Figure Skating Team Ladies Short Program during day one of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Iceberg Skating Palace on February 8, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)

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