Olympic figure skating on Thursday night was all about the nerves. The young, more popular figure skaters who hadn't been on Olympic ice before found themselves distracted and out of their element. The older and wiser skaters seemed to rule the ice. However it was Russian skater Adelina Sotnikova with strong free skate scores that beat the 2010 Olympics gold winner Yuna Kim. According to Fox News on Thursday, the Olympic figure skating results was stunning to watch as fans around the world thought Kim would win gold again.
It was a surprise to see Adelina Sotnikova’s strong scores take over Yuna Kim’s lead, but the Russian crowd didn’t mind the extraordinarily accomplishment. While it was expected that the other Russian skater, Yulia Lipnitskaya, would be at the podium, it appears that Sotnikova was the better skater for the competition.
In any other competition Yuna Kim’s free skate program would have won her the top honor. Adelina Sotnikova seemed to have an intense desire to win and brought her best skate to the ice and edged out Kim.
Winning the bronze was Carolina Kostner who also was one of the older figure skaters in the competition. Looking flawless and loving her time on the ice her program was one of the best too.
The Olympic figure skating event belonged to the older, mature figure skaters. The younger skaters have time to work on their nerves and steps to come back in 2018 to battle once again.