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Beijing Olympics: Moments from women's single figure skating(17 images)

The women's single figure skating competition at the Beijing Winter Olympics is shadowed in scandal, with 15-year-old Russian skater Kamila Valieva testing positive for a banned substance. She qualified for the short program on February 15, 2022 and is the favorite to win gold. Japan's Wakaba Higuchi and Americans Alysa Liu, Mariah Bell and Karen Chen also also finished in the top 25, qualifying for the free skate competition.

Kamila Valieva of Russia performs during the women's single figure skating short program at Capital Indoor Stadium at the Beijing Winter Olympic on February 15. The 15-year-old skater tested positive for a banned substance but was allowed to compete. Photo by Richard Ellis/UPI
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Valieva reacts after her performance. She placed first with a score of 82.16. Photo by Richard Ellis/UPI
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Wakaba Higuchi of Japan placed fifth with a score of 73.51. Photo by Richard Ellis/UPI.
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Team USA's Alysa Liu placed eighth with a score of 69.50. Photo by Richard Ellis/UPI.
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