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Kim Yu-na Fails to Defend Title



Olympic champion Kim Yu-na failed to defend her world title, as she took a silver medal at the World Figure Skating Championships in Turin, Italy Sunday (KST).

The 19-year-old scored 130.49 points in the free skating for an overall of 190.79. She wound up seventh with 60.30 in the short program Saturday after under-rotating a triple flip and missing a layback spin.

Mao Asada of Japan claimed her second world championship title with 197.58 and Finnish Laura Lepisto placed third on 178.62.

Japanese Miki Ando finished fourth and short-program leader Mirai Nagasu of the United States dropped to seventh.

Kim, who looked to rebound from her disastrous performance in the short program, landed her first four jumps cleanly, but she fell on a salchow jump and botched a double axel before wrapping up her routine.

Kwak Min-jung finished 22nd in her first appearance of the World Championships.

The 16-year-old, who racked up 47.46 points in the short, earned 73.01 in the free skate segment for 120.47 total.

Korea Times
Tags: kim yu-na, sports
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