Extra! Korea

March 26, 2010

(Updated with videos) Kim Yu-na finishes seventh in short program at Turin world championships

Filed under: sports — extrakorea @ 11:53 pm

At the World Figure Skating Championships, which are being held in Turin, Italy, Olympic and defending World champion Kim Yu-na finished in seventh place in the women’s short program. What happened?

The Olympic champion opened her routine with a solid triple lutz-triple toe loop combination, but she under-rotated her triple flip and missed a layback spin before her spiral sequence was downgraded.

It’s a pity, because it was the last chance to see Kim’s “James Bond medley” performance.

So who is currently in first place? Is it Kim’s great rival, Mao Asada? No, she’s in second. In first is Mirai Nagasu.

Here is what I said about her during the Olympics:

Mark my words, she is someone to watch in the years to come.

I knew that she was a future world champion (and possible Olympic champion), but I didn’t expect that it might happen so soon.

The other South Korean at the competition, Kwak Min-jung, qualified for the free skate but only finished in 23rd place after missing a triple lutz-double toe loop combination.

The free skate will take place Saturday night (Turin time).


Here are videos of the performances. Watch them quickly, before some douche-nozzle complains and has them removed from YouTube.

Kim Yu-na:

Mirai Nagasu:

Mao Asada:

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