Russian Figure Skater Hugs Russian Judge Minutes After Winning Gold Medal (Photo)

In an upset that overthrew reigning gold medalist Yuna Kim, Russian figure skater Adelina Sotnikova won the gold medal in the women’s individual figure skating competition on Thursday. And to add a little drama, moments after receiving her top honor, Sotnikova was seen hugging Alla Shekhovtsova, one of the Russian judges that scored her in the event. Fans and members of the figure...
February 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Russia Figure Skating Gold Prompts Massive Online Petition To Overturn Result

More than 1.5 million people have signed an online petition to investigate the scoring of the women’s figure skating competition at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi. The petition was filed on following Russian Adelina Sotnikova’s controversial gold medal win over South Korea’s Yuna Kim. In the first six hours, more than 700,000 people signed the petition, and...
February 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Side-by-side comparison of Sotnikova, Kim routines let you judge outcome for yourself (VIDEO)

Check out this side-by-side comparison of Yuna Kim and Adelina Sotnikova with graphical evaluation charts from the controversial ladies' free skate program on Thursday.In this fascinating video from NBC Olympics, you can see their free skate programs in sync with scores backing up their moves. The video is easily the best way to consider the debated outcome — as both figure skaters...
Via The Other Paper
February 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Petition to overturn figure skating results crashes

People take their Olympic figure skating very seriously. There is controversy, at least among media and fans, over the results of the women’s figure skating competition in Sochi. Russian skater Adelina Sotnikova won the gold medal with Vancouver gold medalist Yuna Kim of South Korea taking the silver. According to NBC Sports, this led to […]Continue reading...
Via The Victory Formation
February 21, 2014  |  Discuss

USA’s Gold and Wagner fail to medal, Full Women’s Figure Skating Results

United States figure skater Gracie Gold, 18, finished fourth in the Women’s Figure Skating event at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics. Ashley Wagner, 22, finished in seventh place. The gold medal went to Adelina Sotnikova of Russia. Yuna Kim of Korea took silver while Carolina Kostner of Italy claimed the bronze medal. Women’s Figure Skating Results: Place Start...
February 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Kim wins short program, Lipnitskaia falls to 5th

Defending champion Yuna Kim of South Korea won the short program at the Sochi Olympics, and Russia's 15-year-old sensation Julia Lipnitskaia fell. Kim overcame a serious case of nerves Wednesday to score 74.92 points, edging Russia's other woman, Adelina Sotnikova, whose energetic program rocked the Iceberg and got 74.64. Italy's Carolina Kostner was third with 74.12. Lipnitskaia...
Via Associated Press
February 19, 2014  |  Discuss

2010 champion Yuna Kim taking Olympics like a job

Don't judge Yuna Kim's workouts by her body language. Nothing could be more misleading. The defending champion figure skater from South Korea is approaching the Sochi Olympics like a job. So when she appears to be uninterested in practice, well, forget about it. Kim gets it done. There's little or no flair and she expresses virtually no emotion. Kim seems to be a totally different...
Via Associated Press
February 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Queen Yuna arrives at Sochi Games

Queen Yuna has arrived. Reigning Olympic figure skating gold medalist Yuna Kim took part in her first practice of the Sochi Games on Thursday evening. The women's short program starts Wednesday. The South Korean star made a triumphant return at last year's world championships with a record-setting victory. But she missed the Grand Prix season because of a foot injury. ...
Via Associated Press
February 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Japan, Canada bring strong figure skating to Sochi

South Korea's Queen Yuna and America's ''Marlie'' should be the big headliners at the Winter Olympics. Otherwise, there's likely not much on the Russian ice for their countries. Defending champion Yuna Kim and U.S. ice dancers Meryl Davis and Charlie White - known as Marlie- are heavy favorites for the Sochi Games. They likely will be the only medalists for their nations, too. ...
Via Associated Press
January 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Suzuki wins Japan's national title, earns spot on Olympic team

Akiko Suzuki earned a spot on the Japanese Olympic team by winning her first national title at the All-Japan figure skating championships on Monday. Suzuki won the free skate to overtake two-time world champion Mao Asada and clinch the automatic spot on the Olympic squad with 215.18 points. She finished nearly 13 points ahead of Kanako Murakami, who had 202.52. Asada finished third...
Via Fox Olympics
December 23, 2013  |  Discuss

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