Yevgeny Plushenko inspired Russia to their first gold medal at the Sochi Olympic Games from the team figure stating on Sunday while Irene Wust took the second speed skating gold for the Netherlands in the women's 3,000 meters.
Plushenko, 31, thrilled the crowd from the second he stepped on to the ice. Skating to Best of Plushenko, the veteran hit a quad toeloop, triple axel and double toeloop, scored 168.20 points and picked up 10 team points for Russia before a watching Russian President Vladimir Putin.
The 15-year-old star Julia Lipnitskaia then posted a personal best of 141.51 points in the women's event to seal the title ahead of American Gracie Gold and Italian Valentina Marchei.
Canada took silver and the United States the bronze.
Ten teams, each consisting of one lady, one man, one pairs and one ice dance couple, competed in the three-day event. Five teams were eliminated following the short program phase on Saturday.
"I am very happy of course with my performance and that of our team," said Plushenko. "I tried my best in both the short program and the long program. I think today I would give myself a 4 plus.
"In principle I did everything I planned to with the exception of two jumps (the triple Salchows). This means everything to me. I did the quad, I did two triple axels and two triple Lutzes.
"I'm 31 years and this means everything to me. It's so much history," added Plushenko, the 2006 Olympic champion and two-time silver medalist in 2002 and 2010.
Lipnitskaya said, "I don't know how to explain the feeling I had out there. I'm very happy to have helped win the first gold medal for Russia."
Wust beat off defending champion Martina Sablikova from the Czech Republic to reclaim the title she won in the Turin Games in 2006. She clocked four minutes and 0.34 second to win the race at the Adler Arena, 1.61 seconds faster than Sablikova.