Yulia Vyacheslavovna Lipnitskaya (born 5 June 1998) is a Russian figure skater.
She was part of the Russian team to win the 2014 Winter Olympics team trophy. Individually, she is the 2014 World silver medalist, the 2014 European champion, the 2013–14 Grand Prix Final silver medalist, and a two-time Russian national silver medalist (2012 & 2014). Competing as a junior, she won the 2012 World Junior Championships, 2011–12 JGP Final, and 2012 Russian Junior Championships.
Lipnitskaya is the youngest Russian athlete to win a gold medal at the Winter Olympics. Within the ladies' singles category, she is the youngest gold medalist at the European Championships. She is also the youngest figure skaters to win gold at the Olympics under modern rules. Lipnitskaya was 15 years, 249 days old when Russia won the team trophy, six days younger than American Tara Lipinski, who won gold in the individual event at the 1998 Winter Olympics in Nagano, Japan. The only Olympic figure skating gold medalist younger than both is Maxi Herber (pair skating event at the 1936 Winter Olympics), who would have been too young to skate at the Olympics under modern rules...
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