We finally got a chance to watch Kim Yu-na compete in the women’s figure skating event in Sochi. And she didn’t disappoint as she delivered what Michelle Kwan described as, ‘breath taking’.
And as the ‘Figure Queen’ performed in her last Olympic short program of her illustrious career she scores a season best 74.92 good for 1st overall. And despite it being lower than her Vancouver score of 78.50 her performance left many experts speechless as she hopes to claim her second straight gold on Day-13.
When it happened, the crowd was stunned. And Kim had the lead — surprisingly over the other Russian woman in the field, Adelina Sotnikova — by only .28 points.
Italy’s Carolina Kostner, second at worlds last year to Kim, was third, just .80 behind.
U.S. champion Gracie Gold of Chicago, second to Lipnitskaia in the team free skate, had a clean short program that earned her 68.63 points for fourth place.