Sochi 2014: Day 6 Recap & Day 7 EventsUpdated: 2014-02-14 PM 3:01:18 (KST)
Good afternoon, everybody, and kicking off today's coverage of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics, we start off with the results of the chaotic women's 500-meter short track event.
Now, Park Seung-hi of Team Korea had the lead going into the finals, but the two skaters behind her got entangled, resulting in a crash that took Park down with them.
However, she did pick herself up and was the last skater to cross the finish line.
The judges ruled that Britain's Elise Christie, who crossed the line second, was the cause of the crash, and she was therefore disqualified.
That meant the SILVER went to Arianna Fontana of Italy and the BRONZE to Park.
This was the first medal for Korea in the women's 500-meter short track event in 16 long years.
Unfortunately, due to a knee injury sustained during the crash, Park has withdrawn from her second scheduled event, the 1,500 meters.
Now for an update on Korea's national curling team, affectionately being called Curl's Day, a play on the name of the K-pop girl group Girl's Day.
In what was a must-win situation after falling to the number-one ranked Swedes yesterday, the Korean team headed into their Round Robin session 6 against the home team, Russia, amidst great turmoil over the status [[[explain please]] of their team members.
And despite the immense pressure of suddenly being thrust into the limelight, the ladies of Team Korea pulled out a spectacular victory over Russia, 8 to 4.
And with their record at TWO WINS and TWO LOSSES, they must win their next 4 matches in order to keep their medal hopes alive.
And now we shift over to the results of the women's 1,000-meter speed skating event.
Now, after claiming her second consecutive Olympic gold medal in the 500, our very own Lee Sang-hwa raced in the 1,000, placing twelfth overall with a time of 1 MINUTE, 15 POINT 94 SECONDS, wrapping up her last event in this year's Winter Games.
Congratulations to Lee once again on her gold medal in the 500 and a job well done in the 1,000, and we hope to see a repeat performance at the 2018 Games right here in Pyeongchang, Korea.
And the anticipation for the women's individual figure skating event is starting to build.
One of the most popular sports figures in the world, figure skating "Queen" Kim Yu-na, held her first open practice for the press.
Now, this was interesting indeed, since many of her competitors are NOT practicing at Sochi, but in countries nearby in order to keep their practices closed.
But in a manner befitting a queen, Kim was confident as she went through her program, landing her classic triple-triple combinations with ease.
She even met with reporters afterward, and said that she did NOT like the ice -- and would have to adjust to the ice conditions.
And with that we wrap-up this week's coverage of Sochi 2014 by taking a look at the events to watch today and the current medal standings.
I'm Lee Tae Ho bringing you all the latest and I'll see you again on Monday.
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