Valieva misses out on podium in figure skating finalon February 17, 2022 at 2:45 pm

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Kamila Valieva finishes fourth in women’s figure skating at the Winter Olympics.

Kamila Valieva
Hosts: Beijing, China Dates: 4-20 February
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Russian Olympic Committee’s Anna Shcherbakova and Alexandra Trusova claimed gold and silver with Japan’s Kaori Sakamoto taking the bronze medal.

Valieva, in the spotlight after a court ruled she could compete in Beijing after a failed drugs test, sobbed while awaiting the score.

The skaters will now get their medals.

The International Olympic Committee had said there would be no ceremony if Valieva came in the top three while the doping investigation was still ongoing.

Valieva landed her opening quadruple jump but then faltered on the next triple, triggering a series of errors that had the crowd gasping in disbelief at what they were seeing.

She threw her hands up at the end before leaving the ice in tears – for a second time this week, having also burst into tears after the short programme as the tension of recent days told.

More to follow.

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