Best of Julia Lipnitskaia

With the new season just about to start, news comes that Julia Lipnitskaia, one of the breakout stars of the Sochi Olympics four years ago, has retired following a string of injuries over the past few seasons. Honorary President of the Russian Skating Federation Valentin Piseev told R-Sport that Lipnitskaia's decision to retire came in April.

It was a short but superb career for Lipnitskaia, who had a spectacular performance in the Team Event in 2014 and went on to finish fifth in the individual competition. She subsequently went on to win the silver at Worlds a month later. But due to inconsistency and injuries, 2014 would be her only Olympics and Worlds appearance.

2014 Olympics Team Event - Gold
2014 Olympics individual - 5th
2014 World Championships - Silver
Two-time Junior Worlds medalist (Gold 2012, silver 2013)

Here are some of the great moments in Julia Lipnitskaia's career: