Figure Skating

Kim Yu-Na Wins Gold

South Korea's Kim Yu-Na triumphed Thursday, winning the Olympic gold with a record total score of 228.56 points after skating a 150.06 in the long-program and flawlessly executing a series of jumps, including the triple-flip. "I've been dreaming about this moment," she said during a press conference. "I can't believe this is not a dream any more." Although Japan's Mao Asada sucessfully performed two triple axels in the long program, she only managed the silver after slipping twice, errors that she said made her "full of regrets." Canada's Joannie Rochette was the most stirring story of the night, winning bronze a mere four days after her mother's death. "It was a lifetime project for me and my mom and we achieved that," she said.