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Kim Yu-na crowned Olympic figure skating champion

2010-02-26 16:09 BJT

Special Report: 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympic Games |


In the women's figure skating final, Kim Yu-na produced a riveting free skate to become the first South Korean to win an Olympic figure skating gold medal.

The 19-year-old, already hailed as Queen Yuna - was crowned champion with a record combined total of 228.56 points. She won by a huge margin.

Japanese rival Mao Asada soared high into the air to become the only woman to land two triple Axels at the Pacific Coliseum on Thursday and settled for silver with 205.5.

In the women's figure skating final, Kim Yu-na produced a riveting free skate to become the first South Korean to win an Olympic figure skating gold medal.
In the women's figure skating final, Kim Yu-na produced a riveting free skate
to become the first South Korean to win an Olympic figure skating gold medal.