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Russia's Sotnikova leads after debut at Europeans

Updated: January 25, 2013, 6:54 PM ET
Associated Press

ZAGREB, Croatia -- Adelina Sotnikova of Russia had a superb performance in her debut at the European figure skating championships, winning the women's short program Friday.

Meanwhile, Russian champions Ekaterina Bobrova and Dmitri Soloviev did just enough to win the ice dance title after finishing second in the free dance.

The 16-year-old Sotnikova, who was 12 when she won her first senior Russian title, landed a triple toe loop-triple toe loop combination, a triple flip and double ...

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