Kim Yu-na wins gold and sets new world record
The 19-year-old entered the free skating program having set a world record in the short program with the score of 78.50 points Kim cemented her win with a flawless performance in the free skating program, earning a score of 150.05 points.
Mao Asada of Japan finished the free skating program with the score of 131.72 points for a combined total of 205.50 points to finish second.
Asada had scored 73.78 points in the short program and closely trailed Kim heading into today competition but Kim’s strong performance proved to be too much for Asada.
Joannie Rochette of Canada scored 131.28 points in the free skating program and to finish third with a combined total of 202.64 points while Korea’s Kwak Min-jung finished 13th overall with a combined total of 155.53 points.
By Jason Kim [firstname.lastname@example.org]