Feb 8, 2014; Sochi, RUSSIA; Yulia Lipnitskaya (RUS) in the kiss and cry area after the team ladies short program during the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games at Iceberg Skating Palace. Mandatory Credit: Richard Mackson-USA TODAY Sports

Yulia Lipnitskaya falls during ladies short program


Entering the ladies short program at the 2014 Winter Olympics on Wednesday, all eyes were on 15-year-old sensation Yulia Lipnitskaya who had been an early breakout star in the Sochi Games and established herself as a gold medal contender.

Unfortunately, Lipnitskaya did not have the performance she was hoping for and had a rare mistake on the ice.

Lipnitskaya lost her focus after the crowd starting cheering her on following one of her incredible displays of flexibility and she failed to get the right height on her triple-flip and tumbled to the ground.

It was a disappointing performance for Lipnitskaya, but she was still able to manage a score of 65.23, which was enough to leapfrog Polina Edmunds of the United States and land in third-place.

Carolina Kostner of Italy followed Lipnitskaya and bumped the Russian down to fourth-place.

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