Kim Yuna of South Korea leads after women’s figure skating short program
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Kim Yuna of South Korea leads after the short program of the women’s figure skating event on Tuesday at the Vancouver Olympics. Yuna, who skated to a James Bond medley, scored 78.50 points.
Mao Asada of Japan is in second place with 73.78 points after she skated to the ‘Waltz Masquerade’ by Aram Khatchaturian.
Canada’s Joannie Rochette, whose mother passed away unexpectedly of a heart attack on Sunday, received a lengthy standing ovation after she finished. She skated to ‘La Cumparsita’ and received 71.36 points, putting her in third place.
Miki Ando of Japan skated to ‘Requiem’ by Mozart and finished with 64.76 points, good for fourth place.
Rachael Flatt of the U.S., skating to ‘Sing Sing Sing,’ is in fifth place with 64.64 points
Mirai Nagasu of the U.S., skating to the ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ soundtrack, is in sixth place with 63.76 points. Her nose started bleeding midway through her performance.
“Halfway there I felt stuff running down my nose and thinking ‘don’t think about it just keep going.’ My performance tonight wasn’t as good as nationals, I’m a little disappointed but I think the next Olympics I’ll know how to feel.”
-- Houston Mitchell in Vancouver, Canada