Korean figure skating star Kim Yuna has set a new world record for the ladies’ short program en-route to winning the women’s single title at the 08/09 Four Continents Figure Skating Championships (4CC) in Vancouver, Canada…
The 18-year-old sensation scored 72.24 points on Wednesday, the highest total for a short program under the new judging system. Her performance at the long program was not as impressive but it’s enough to claim the overall title.
On the other hand, Chinese figure skaters Pang Qing and Tong Jian won the pair skating title, making this event a pretty successful outing for the Asians.
[Feb 2010 Update] Kim has broken the record on numerous occasions since this story was first posted. The latest record was set at the 2010 Winter Olympics.