Blogged By: La Tray Source: Kim Yun Na Wins Second World Title / You Tube (Universal Sports) Media Credit: You Tube (Universal Sports) Posted: Sunday March 17, 2013 @ p.m.PST Kim Yu-na completed her return as Queen of the Ice with her second World Figure Skating Championship yesterday, Korean time, after putting up a near flawless performance that left defending champion Carolina Kostner a distant second more than 20 points behind.She broke her silence last July, saying the Sochi Games would be her final competition.The victory in Canada is a big confidence boost ahead of the Sochi Olympics, she said.At Budweiser Gardens, the audience was on its feet long before her final spin, and cheers erupted when her scores were posted.No female skater has had a run quite like Kim from 2009 through the Vancouver Olympics.
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“Everybody feels burdened by the free skate due in part to the physical requirement.
The result this time, I think, will be a great help for me.” If she wins a gold medal in Sochi, she would become only the third figure skater to successfully defend the ladies’ Olympic title.
“For me, coming here, I didn’t really know what to expect,” said Kostner, who skipped the Grand Prix season.
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Mao Asada was second in the free skate with a score of 134.37, rebounding from a sixth-place finish in the short program to finish third with a combined score of 196.47.