Russia's first Olympic gold medal in women's figure skating
Russia will not win Hockey gold but Adelina Sotnikova won women’s figure skating gold for the host nation with a score of 224.59 at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics. Yuna Kim from South Korea took silver with 219.11. Italy’s Carolina Kostner picked bronze after skating to Ravel’s Boléro and a 216.73 score.
USA’s Gracie Gold was 4th with 205.53. 15 year old Russian Julia Lipnitskaia was 5th with 200.57.
2010 Vancouver silver winner, Japan’s Mao Asada was 6th with 198.22. USA’s Ashley Wagner was 7th with 193.20. Team USA’s 15 year old Polina Edmunds was 9th with 183.25
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