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Yuna Kim Takes Lead in Sochi Winter Olympics

Feb 20 2014, 5:56am CST | by , in News | Other Stuff

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Yuna Kim Takes Lead in Sochi Winter Olympics
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The South Korean figure ice skater Yuna Kim is firmly in charge. This is especially so after the Russian teen Julia Lipnitskaya’s committed a major blunder by falling down during her routine.

Yuna Kim is all ready to go for the gold. After one of her rivals, figure skater Julia Lipnitskaya fell badly during her triple flip, the South Korean got a chance to show the world what she had in the way of talent. The occasion was the Winter Olympics at Sochi

She is nervous too since the utmost balance and poise is required for the routines these female figure skaters must follow. Julia who is a Russian has lowered her bar in the ranks thanks to the big mistake she made by falling. 

It was an accident but on such occasions one has to be literally accident-proof. Kim was on edge since her position was that of a tie with the Russian. But now she has become the crowd favorite and her rival has taken a backseat due to a slip of the body (so to say).

Yet Yuna Kim remains on tenterhooks. She still has butterflies in her stomach and cannot fully concentrate on the job at hand. Figure skating is a delicate matter. It requires extreme balance and coordination. You have to have very fast reflexes. And the moment you lose your integrity as an intelligent expressing being you may slip and fall down flat on the ice rink. 

Meanwhile, the Italian Carolina Kostner is behind Yuna Kim. Gracie Gold from Chicago comes in at number four. And she faced a serious case of the collywobbles too. Meanwhile, the crowd of onlookers was shocked at Lipnitskaya’s fall.  

They had not been expecting anything of the sort. The poor teenager was in tears over the mishap. But her coach has said that it was not her fault. It was a mistake and mistakes happen, he said matter-of-factly.

Source: TheGuardian

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