Junior World Champion 2017
Junior Grand Prix Final Champion 2016/2017
2nd at Nationals 2017
Russian Junior Champion 2017
Zagitova was born on 18 May 2002 in Izhevsk.
Zagitova began learning to skate in 2007 and she trained in Izhevsk under Natalia Antipina until 2015. She is now coached by Eteri Tutberidze and Sergei Dudakov in Moscow.
Zagitova looks up to 2012 World Champion Carolina Kostner (ITA) and to 2016 World Champion Evgenia Medvedeva (RUS).
She’s the first junior lady skater in history to break the total score above the 200 mark, scoring a total of 207.43 points at the 2016-17 JGP Final held in Marseille, France.
She set the junior-level ladies’ record for the short program with score of 70.92 points.
She set the junior-level ladies’ record for the free program with score of 138.02 points.
She set the junior-level ladies’ record for the combined total with score of 208.60 points.