Sweet 15: Russian teenager soars to gold, stardom, with more to come

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Julia Lipnitskaia of Russia competes in the women's team free skate figure skating competition at the Iceberg Skating Palace during the 2014 Winter Olympics, Sunday, Feb. 9, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip )

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"She definitely has all the elements, but there is more, much more," said Sato, who was a veteran at 21 when she won worlds, but was 18 when she arrived at her first Olympics. "She is well-trained and they are very strict with her structure. You can see it.

"She also is fearless. Now she has that confidence and that experience, and that pushes up the momentum."

How much?

The world will find out next week.

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