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Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Halfway There — Kim Yuna Wins the Short Program

So far, so good for Kim Yuna, who is leading the women's figure skating competition after the short program. In fact, her 78.50 points is a new world record.

Here is her performance (at least for the moment), with English commentary:


Asada Mao is in second, with 73.78 points, and in third is Canadian Joannie Rochette (whose mother passed away just a few nights ago, giving her a backstory that would make overcoming-tragedy-obsessed producers at NBC actually explode).

I thought I should mention something because a small story like this can slip through the cracks.

FYI, you can see the very good NBC short report on Kim Yuna here.

Anyhow, great for Yuna. Now we are just 40 hours away from the long program and seeing if she can pull off the big prize.

2 comments:

ko0ty said...

I was totally looking forward to Kim Yuna's performance too and she was AMAZING!!

I'm Canadian (and living in Vancouver) and should be cheering for our beloved Joannie but I was rooting for Yuna to win. I don't even watch figure skating... only when Yuna does.

BigAppleChannel said...

Kim and Joannie were AMAZING! And they were Trending Topics on Twitter today http://bit.ly/a9IaX7