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

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...
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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...
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February 21, 2014  |  Discuss

South Koreans feel Kim is still golden at Olympics

South Koreans still love Yuna Kim. The judges, however, are another matter. Kim, known as the ''Queen'' in South Korea, finished with the figure skating silver medal at the Sochi Olympics behind gold medalist Adelina Sotnikova of Russia. That left many South Koreans furious over what they saw as questionable judging. Local TV replayed her performance repeatedly...
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February 21, 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...
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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...
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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. ...
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February 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Olympic champ to miss six weeks

Reigning Olympic figure skating champion Yu-na Kim will be sidelined for up to six weeks with a foot injury, a setback in her preparations for the Winter Games in Sochi. South Korea's Yonhap news agency, citing the Korea Skating Union, says Kim will miss two upcoming Grand Prix events after injuring the metatarsal on her right foot. Yonhap says that, according to a KSU official...
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September 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Champion's comeback a real winner

The Queen has her title back. And another Olympic gold medal might not be far behind. Back at the World Figure Skating Championships after a two-year absence, Kim Yu-na looked as if she'd never been away Saturday night. The effortless jumps, the spellbinding expression, the lopsided victories, even the crowds of fans gathering at the arena exit in hopes of catching a glimpse...
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March 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Olympic champ wins short program

With her trademark crowns twinkling in her ears, Kim Yu-na dazzled judges and fans alike. Some things never change. The Olympic champion made a triumphant return to the World Figure Skating Championships on Thursday, winning the short program. There were no signs of nerves and certainly no signs of rust in her first major competition since the 2011 worlds. Just the hint of more...
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March 14, 2013  |  Discuss

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