2022 Olympics: Russian figure skater Kamila Valieva finishes 4th amid doping scandal

Kamila Valieva
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A medal ceremony will be held for the Beijing Olympics' free skate competition after Russia's Kamila Valieva shockingly didn't place in the top three amid her doping scandal.

Valieva competed in the individual figure skating competition on Thursday after controversially being cleared to do so despite a positive doping test. But after making a number of mistakes, including by falling onto the ice, Valieva placed fourth, even though she had been the favorite to win gold going into the event. Russia's Anna Shcherbakova instead won gold, while Russia's Alexandra Trusova won silver and Japan's Kaori Sakamoto won bronze.

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