Olympic figure skating favorite Yevgenia Medvedeva‘s right leg is in a cast after an MRI revealed bone cracks in her right foot, according to the Russia Figure Skating Federation.
Medvedeva said she plans to compete in her next scheduled event — the Grand Prix Final in two weeks — unless a doctor rules her out, according to the federation.
The Russian Championships are later in December, after which the Russian Olympic team of three women is expected to be named.
It’s believed that Medvedeva could miss nationals and still be named to the Olympic team on the basis of her incredible dominance.
Medvedeva, 18, is on a two-year winning streak, the best run in women’s skating since Katarina Witt dominated in the 1980s.
She won her two Grand Prix events this season despite rare falls in both free skates.
Medvedeva said she first felt right leg pain before her opening Grand Prix in Moscow last month, undergoing an MRI that determined a cracked bone, according to the federation.
She skated anyway and won by a comfortable 15 points.
She still felt pain before her second Grand Prix in Japan two weeks ago. After winning by 12 points, she underwent another MRI in Japan and flew home to Moscow and was put in a cast, according to the federation.
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