Figure skater famous for being the first female skater from Russia to win an Olympic gold medal. She won Russian national championships in 2009, 2011, 2012, and 2014.
She started skating at four years old and debuted as a senior at the Russian Nationals in 2009.
At the 2014 European Championships she became the second Russian figure skater ever to score above 200 in a singles competition.
Her sister Maria has the rare disease known as Treacher Collins syndrome.
She beat out Yulia Lipnitskaya at the 2014 Russian Championships.