Russian junior skaters Apollinariia Panfilova and Dmitry Rylov delivered a win for the national team at the 2020 Youth Olympics in Lausanne, Switzerland, claiming gold in the pairs event.
Panfilova and Rylov put on a flawless performance on Sunday, perfectly dealing with the technical elements, including two impeccably landed triple throws.
The duet received 127.47 points for their free routine, beating compatriots Diana Mukhametzianova and Ilya Mironov by more than 12 points.
Alina Butaeva and Luka Berulava of Georgia finished third to take bronze in Lausanne.
Apollinariia Panfilova and Dmitry Rylov are Youth Olympic champions after the free skate!
1️ 🥇 Panfilova & Rylov 🇷🇺
2️ 🥈 Mukhametzianova & Mironov 🇷🇺
3️ 🥉 Butaeva & Berulava 🇬🇪
— Olympic Channel (@olympicchannel) January 12, 2020
Panfilova and Rylov continue their dominant performance at the junior level this season – last month they were unrivaled at the junior Grand Prix final, where they swept the podium.
Also on Sunday, the men will fight for individual medals at the Youth Olympics, with rising stars Andrei Mozalev and Daniil Samsonov still in contention, taking the lead after the short program.