The controversy started when the result of the figure skating competition was revealed. The Russian figure skater Adelina Sotnikova snatched the most coveted figure skating gold medal and beats the Korean red hot favourite Queen of Ice Kim Yuna (김연아).
For unbiased spectators and media at Iceberg Skating Palace it was obvious that South Korean reigning champion Kim Yuna, is the gold medal winner, she had skated flawlessly perfect. She also leads the short program before she skated at the final round.
But when Kim's final score (219.11) was read, the gold medal goes to Russia's Adelina Sotnikova (224.59), and silver medal to Kim. It resulted a cascade of roaring cheers from Russian supporters and fans in the arena, and uproar of sharp, derisive whistles and jeers from the others.
|Controversy on the ice: Adelina Sotnikova, right, and an upset Kim Yu-Na.|
This score only shows the "home-ice advantage" and served as another painful reminder of how past Olympics have been shrouded in controversy.
|Russia's Adelina Sotnikova upset South Korea's favourite Kim Yuna in a controversial final|
Photo: DAVID GRAY
As humble as she is, Kim Yuna said on her press conference: "Please remember me as a skater named Yuna Kim, not by a medal. Let's think that the gold medal went to someone who was more desperate for it." [FEVERSmedia - Sportsseoul]
In my heart you're always be the greatest skater, and it doesn't matter what medal you received because in the heart of all of your fans, you're the only Queen of Ice and the real Champion.
Inked with Love and Passion,