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Did Yuna Kim Deserve Gold Medal Over Adelina Sotnikova? Russian President Putin Says NO!

Did Yuna Kim deserve the gold medal over Russian figure skater, Adelina Sotnikova? In what is becoming the most controversial decision at the Sochi, winter Olympics, South Korean’s feel as though, their figure skating darling, Yuna Kim, was robbed by bias judges.

Any sport without a finish line or clock or some definitive standard is subject to skepticism about the results. It has happened at the Olympics before, and now it’s happened at Sochi after Adelina Sotnikova skated away with the gold medal, the first for a Russian woman in the individual event.

Did Yuna Kim get cheated out of Gold Medal by bias judges?

Yuna Kim of South Korea wipes her face as she attends a news conference following the women's free skate figure skating finals at the Iceberg Skating Palace during the 2014 Winter Olympics, Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings).

Yuna Kim of South Korea. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings).

Yuna Kim, known as the “Queen” in South Korea, finished with the figure skating silver medal at the Sochi Olympics behind gold medalist Adelina Sotnikova of Russia.

The decision left many South Koreans furious over what they saw as questionable judging. Local TV replayed her performance repeatedly, likening Yuna Kim’s performance Thursday with that of Sotnikova’s. Commentary was shown in several languages, including some that had predicted gold for Kim.

“I was angry,” Bang Sang-ah, a skating commentator for South Korea’s SBS television station, said in a local radio interview. “I had expected something like this … but the home-side advantage (in Russia) was too much.”

President Vladimir Putin congratulated Adelina Sotnikova on Friday, hailing the 17-year-old Russian figure skater who “won and conquered.”

Sotnikova became the first Russian or Soviet to win Olympic gold in women’s figure skating on Thursday. Based on what you saw in the event, do you feel as though Kim, should have been awarded the Gold medal?

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Did Yuna Kim Deserve Gold Medal Over Adelina Sotnikova? Russian President Putin Says NO!

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