Kim Yu-na breaks world record, tops rival in short program
Kim was the 23rd skater to perform at and executed her signature triple lutz and triple toe loop combination smoothly to earn 44.70 points in the elements score and 33.80 points in the factored components portion of the scoring.
Competing one spot ahead of Kim, Mao Asada of Japan ? Kim’s chief competition - landed both her triple axel jumps to earn her season high score of 73.78 points.
Korea’s other competitor Kwak Min-jung scored 53.16 points in the short program.