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Women’s Figure Skating - Day 1

Sasha Cohen glides during the short program of the womens’ figure skating competition. (Wally Skalij / LAT)
U.S. skater Sasha Cohen performs during the short program and ends up in first place. (Wally Skalij / LAT)
Sasha Cohen performs during the short program of the women’s figure skating competition. (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
Sasha Cohen, with her coaches John Nicks, left, and U.S. figure skating team leader John Glenn, right, reacts to her scores after her performance in the short program. (Wally Skalij / LAT)
Russia’s Irina Slutskaya, second after the short program, performs. (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
Irina Slutskaya performs her short program during the opening night of women’s figure skating. (Nuccio DiNuzzo / Chicago Tribune)
Japan’s Shiuzuka Arakawa performs in the short program. She was third after the first day’s competition. (Franck Fife / AFP/Getty Images)
Japan’s Shizuka Arakawa performs a Biellmann spin in the women’s short program. (Eric Gay / AP)
Emily Hughes of the United States performs her routine during the women’s short program. (Kevork Djansezian / AP)
Emily Hughes has a difficult landing on a triple-double combination during the short program. (Wally Skalij / LAT)
Emily Hughes of the United States waves to spectators following her short program routine. (Eric Gay / AP)
Olympic figure skating gold medalist Sarah Hughes yells support for her younger sister, Emily, after watching her routine. (Kevork Djansezian / AP)
Canada’s Joannie Rochette stumbles during her routine. (Eric Gay / AP)
Kimmie Meissner of the United States performs during the short program. (Wally Skalij / LAT)
Kimmie Meissner of the United States is airborne during the women’s short program. (Brian Bahr / Getty Images)
U.S. figure skater Kimmie Meissner was the second skater to perform on the opening night of women’s figure skating. (Nuccio DiNuzzo / Chicago Tribune)
Japan’s Miki Ando stumbles during the women’s short program. (Eric Gay / AP)
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