Figure skater who dominated the competition in 2017, winning the Grand Prix Final, World Junior Figure Skating Championships and ISU Junior Grand Prix Final. At the 2018 Winter Olympics, she won gold in the ladies' individual event with a world record score of 82.92, and helped Russia win a silver medal in the team event.
She began learning to skate in Izhevsk, Russia under the tutelage of Natalia Antipina.
At the 2016-17 Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final, she became the first junior women's skater ever to earn a total score above 200. At the 2016-17 ISU Junior Grand Prix Final, she broke four individual junior women's skating records.
Her father is hockey coach Ilnaz Zagitov. She has a younger sister named Sabina.
She was named after Russian gymnast Alina Kabaeva.