Mao Asada (SILVER), Kim Yuna (GOLD), Joannie Rochette (BRONZE)
Vancouver (AFP) - Favourite Kim Yu-Na lived up to her star billing as she gave South Korea their first ever Olympic figure skating title with a stunning performance here on Thursday.
The reigning world champion wiped the tears from her eyes after her spellbinding free skate at the Pacific Coliseum which gave her gold by a massive 23-point margin on her nearest challenger Mao Asada of Japan.
Canada's Joannie Rochette claimed bronze as she bravely competed just four days after the death of her mother Therese from a heart attack in Vancouver.
"I can't believe this day has finally come for me," said Kim.
"I still can't believe the score that I received, I'm really surprised. It's almost as close as the men's score."
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