8-year-old Arlington skating phenom has eyes set on Olympics

Sofia Bezkorovainaya (ABC7)

Sofia Bezkorovainaya is only 8 years old, but she has already decided ice skating is life.

Sofia is enrolled in Virginia Virtual Academy, an online public school, that allows her to train, travel and compete up to nine hours per day.

The hard work has paid off.

In just the last year, Sofia has competed in seven national events and placed first in more than half of them.

Sofia started skating when she was 3 and fell in love with the sport immediately. Now, she has one big goal in mind: The Olympics.

Watch the video above for the full story with ABC7 sports reporter Erin Hawksworth.

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