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Slutskaya wins record 7th European skating title

Updated: January 19, 2006, 7:53 PM ET
Associated Press

LYON, France -- Irina Slutskaya never dreamed of topping Sonja Henie or Katarina Witt. Now the Russian stands above both greats.

Slutskaya won her record seventh title at the European figure skating championships Thursday, breaking the mark she'd shared with Henie and Witt.

"Katarina Witt, for me, was the best skater in the world. I never, never thought I could beat her, of course," Slutskaya said. "Maybe in 10 or 20 years, somebody will beat the record and they will say, 'Oh! ...

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