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Alina Zagitova becomes first Russian to win gold after intense skating final

(CNN)Alina Zagitova has won gold in the women’s ice skating, becoming the first Russian athlete to win the top medal at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics. After a stunning showdown at the Gangneung Ice Arena, the 15-year-old took the top spot after her rival, 18-year-old fellow Russian Evgenia Medvedeva, just couldn’t quite catch her. Both women scored 156.65 in the free skate, but Zagitova’s 1.31 extra points in the short program…