Korean athletes have been doing quite well at the Winter Olympics in Vancouver, but all eyes were on 19-year-old world figure skating champion Kim Yuna’s record breaking performance in the short program on Tuesday.
Kim took a decent lead with a new record of 78.50 points; her closest rival Mao Asada of Japan came second with 73.78. And special props to Canadian Joannie Rochette who lost her mother just three days ago; she was third with 71.36.
The TV channels here are re-broadcasting her performance every half an hour or so, and the staff at my hostel were obviously excited about the result. It’s not yet time for celebration though; the ladies will continue their battle on Thursday in the long program in which the medals will be decided by the combined total.
From a neutral point of view I don’t really care who wins; but the guys here might be so joyous that they might threat me a free beer or something else if Kim got the gold.. so, finger crossed lol, Yuna hwaiting!
[Update] It’s Gold for Kim. Now, where’s my beer?