Kim Yu-na Wins 2013 World Figure Skating Championships
Skating to a compilation of music from the popular musical "Les Miserables", Kim Yu-na opened with a perfect triple lutz-triple toe loop combination, and nailed her triple flip for the second jump, leaving no room for disputed judgements like the one in the short program held on Thursday.
Kim managed to complete a flawless program, with clean spins and step sequences connecting her jumps.
The 22-year-old figure skater captured her second world title, with a total of 218.31 points, the second highest score by a female skater, behind only he record 228.56 points at the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics.
"It has been very long since I skated in competition in a big venue and before a big crowd, and I'm very happy to skate well here in Canada again. Thank you."
Saturday's victory is a significant comeback for Kim, who only returned to competition in December at the NRW Trophy in Germany, after missing the entire 2011-12 season.
Kim's world crown will earn three spots for Korea in ladies' figure skating at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics.
Korea has never been able to send more than two female skaters to compete in the Olympics.
Carolina Kostner of Italy, the 2012 world champion, finished second with 197.89 points, followed by Mao Asada of Japan.
Heo Seung-ha, Arirang News.
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