Eating disorders, figure skating's 'dirty little secret'
Yulia Lipnitskaya and Gabrielle Daleman, sufferers of Anorexia, openly talks about their fight with the disorder.
Four years ago, Russia's Yulia Lipnitskaya had the world at her 15-year-old feet, before the ground crumbled beneath them. The figure skater had emerged as one of the golden athletes of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics, enchanting her audience to win the team title – and a very public bear hug from Russian President Vladimir Putin. But during the Pyeongchang Winter Games, Lipnitskaya is back home in Russia, her skates gathering dust, after she retired in September due to health issues related to anorexia. Eating disorders have been described as "skating's dirty little secret" – partly because sufferers usually strive to keep their problem well hidden.