After winning gold in women's ice skating at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics in February, 15-year old Alina Zagitova has her eyes set on another prize — a Japanese puppy named after Akita, the prefecture from which it originates.

While training in Japan for the Olympics, the Russian figure skater fell in love with the fluffy breed from the moment she saw a photo of it and promptly asked her mother to buy one.

In a quandary, her mother promised to do so only if Zagitova did well in the games.