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Friday, February 26, 2010

"The Olympic Chain is Broken"

I just realized something... Earlier this evening, the Olympic medals were awarded for the Women's Figure Skating competition. This is the first Winter Olympics since 1968 that a U.S. woman has not won a medal in figure skating.

Kim Yu-na of South Korea took Gold (the first woman from South Korea to ever win an Olympic medal in the sport), as well as setting a new world record (she held the previous one). Longtime rival Mao Asada of Japan won the Silver, and did so by becoming the first woman in Olympic figure skating history to land three triple axels in the same competition. And Joannie Rochette of Canada took Bronze, skating only four days after the sudden death of her mother.

It's been a stunning contest this Winter Olympics. And one with deeply compelling stories to boot. Congratulations to the medalists. And congrats to all the other athletes who competed!

"Kim Yu-na wins gold with record score"


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