BEIJING, 17 February (BelTA) - Belarusian Viktoriia Safonova placed 13th in the women's figure skate at the Olympic Games in Beijing, BelTA has learned.
Twenty-five athletes competed in the women's free skate on the ice of the Beijing Capital Indoor Stadium on 17 February. The 18-year-old Olympic debutante from Belarus received 123.37 points in the free skate. After the short program, Viktoriia Safonova was 17th (61.46 points) and finished 17th overall with a total of 184.83 points.
Russian Anna Shcherbakova captured the Olympic gold (255.95 points). Her compatriot Alexandra Trusova took silver (251.73) Japan's Sakamoto Kaori – bronze (233.13).