Russian Figure Skater Yulia Lipnitskaya Retires During Treatment For Anorexia

Russian Figure Skater Yulia Lipnitskaya Retires During Treatment For Anorexia

With the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics just a handful of months away, there’s one standout figure skater who you won’t be seeing on the ice — Yulia Lipnitskaya.

The Russian figure skater has announced her retirement after a long battle with anorexia, her mother shared with TASS news (via Chicago Tribune).

Yulia has been in treatment for her eating disorder since earlier this summer.

During the 2014 Olympics in Sochi, Yulia was became the youngest Winter Olympic gold medalist, and the youngest gold medalist in figure skating for 78 years after winning the medal in the team event.

Sending our thoughts to Yulia as she goes through her treatment.

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