Figure Skating

South Korean Earns Record Score

South Korean figure skater Kim Yu-na dazzled judges and audience on Tuesday night with a sultry James Bond medley in the women's short program at the Vancouver Olympics, shattering her own world record with a score of 78.5 points, and pulling nearly five points ahead of her longtime rival and nearest competitor Mao Asada of Japan. The competition isn't over yet, though—Asada has two triple axels planned for her Thursday night free skate; she is one of the few women who can perform such jumps. Canada's Joannie Rochette is in third place after a moving performance skated a mere two days after the death of her mother.